Wall Painting: The Exhibitions 2011-13
RAYGUN Contemporary, Toowoomba, Queensland
6 September - 2 October 2013
Painting Takes a Walk, promotional video, 1:08 loop
Excerpt: Around The Galleries with Sandy Pottinger, The Chronicle, Saturday, September 14, 2013
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Raygun Art Projects, 249 Margaret St, is hosting "Wall Painting: The Exhibitions", the documentation of an artwork by Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch. The work itself began as a site-specific installation, a wall with a doorway on stretched canvas that effectively divided the gallery space.
Its removal at the end of the exhibition suggested a new role as a performance piece and it was then toted around galleries and key landmarks in Sydney.
The physical presence of the wall encouraged interactive audience participation, while its peripatetic progress was recorded in photographs and video, the documentation thus generating another aspect of the work.
The visual essay encourages viewers in a series of propositions with respect to space as a construct, notions of concealing and revealing, entrances and exits, even the nature of illusion and reality.
Underpinning the serious considerations, however, is a refreshing degree of humour and a sense of the absurd.
Sandy Pottinger, 2013
Excerpt from Raygunlab, September 7, 2013:
OPENING NIGHT WITH HAYLEY MEGAN FRENCH AND CARLA LIESCH
Last night was super fantastic amazing so much fun!! The girls from Sydney had a great turnout and the exhibition was more than well received. We loved seeing the Wall Paintings journey through 12 beautiful photographs and 2 videos of the epic one day journey to various sites across Sydney (see previous post). The girls seem to be loving their time here in Toowoomba and had great fun meeting all of our local visitors at the show. The festival of Hayley and Carla is continuing into today, and we will be sad to farewell them on to their next stage of the journey around Queensland and New South Wales. We love you girls. xx
See some excellent opening night photos here:
Raygun Lab is an excellent platform for sharing ideas and insights into the practices of the artists who exhibit at Raygun. We contributed a few notes throughout our exhibition on some texts looking at. Raygun Lab is building a brilliant archive of notes from artists, do spend some time on there. You can find all our posts here:
September 5, 2013
September 9, 2013
September 13, 2013
September 30, 2013
Excerpt from Raygun Lab, September 30, 2013
MCA lends muscle
This photo didn’t make it into the exhibition, but we really wanted to share it on the blog. We appreciated when the fellas working at the MCA lent us some muscle loading the wall back into the truck.