Emma Coulter : Colour and Perspective

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Composites installation view. Image courtesy of THIS IS NO FANTASY

It’s the final week to check out Composites the recent body of work by Emma Coulter on show at THIS IS FANTASY : Dianne Tanzer + Nicola Stein in Melbourne.

The exhibition concludes on the 17th November so put on your gallery shoes and head down to Gertrude St to enjoy this installation of colour and perspective.

This is Coulter’s first exhibition with the gallery but she has held numerous solo exhibitions throughout Australia, as well as New York, Berlin and more recently in Bochum Germany with her installation Doppel Symmetrie.

Spatial-Deconstruction No.18 Doppel-symmetry. Image courtesy of THIS IS NO FANTASY

The gallery space has been curated to include installation, sculpture and painting and the use of her signature spectrum of colours to ’embrace a feeling of ‘decoration’ rather than reduction.

‘Through the meticulous and familiar arrangement of a sequence of colours, ‘composites’ brings together a new proposition of geometry in Coulter’s work, whilst also extending the dialogue into new material and spatial forms. Ideas are combined, in creation of more complex and detailed compositions that embrace a feeling of ‘decoration’ rather than reduction.

The spatial dialogue reverberates across genres, through painting, installation and sculpture, across architectural space, three dimensional objects and two dimensional planes.

In Coulter’s practice, colour is a repetitive idea and a conceptual concern. Outcomes are derived here from the combination, arrangement, proportion and placement of the spectrum of colours we have become acquainted with.
There is a desire for the union of high and low culture to meet, mingle and have a party of sorts, through making new statements about what culture is and who’s invited through the idea of colour, and its’ many associations.’

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Composites installation view. Image courtesy of THIS IS NO FANTASY

Coulter has received numerous prizes and grants received including an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, The Linden Art Prize, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Viewer’s Choice Award, the Fiona Myer Award, an Australian Artists Grant and the Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship.

Where: THIS IS FANTASY : Dianne Tanzer + Nicola Stein

When: 27 October – 17 November 2018



Author: Jessica Velasquez


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