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Sydney Contemporary 2019

Sydney Contemporary 2019

Nick Hall, Al Poulet & Sai-Wai Foo
12 September 2019 - 15 September 2019

Al Poulet: A series of large-scale abstract paintings captures the young artist’s relationship with his immediate surroundings. Although his works cast off the representational trappings of our reality, each painted mark and visceral line indexes Poulet’s connection to his home in Wedderburn. Drawing on his long meandering walks through the bush and in situ studies, the artist is able to capture a fugitive, fleeting, form of nature.

Nick Hall: The painter explores our primordial urges in the present day. Through a deeply introspective and psychologically driven approach, Hall portrays the fractured nature of living in the 21st century. The artist's works not only capture our alienation from the environment, but also our fraught attempts to reconnect with it.

Sai-Wai Foo: In the artist's assemblages, aged pleated paper is set against ceramic, wood and glass to create works that are simultaneously hard and soft; enduring yet delicate. Foo's materiality prompts viewers to consider discarded materials and reconsider "how things are used in our over-curated and insatiable consumer society".