"A Hiding to Nothing"
Opening: Tuesday 12 July, 6-8pm
Dates: 12-31 July 2011
A Hiding to Nothing is an installation of works on paper that sees Goodwin extend her practice to incorporate elements of the random, destructive and chaotic.
Referencing medieval, Gothic and occult imagery, with their inherent promise of order and enlightenment, the carefully painted works are then cut, ripped, rubbed out, folded and screwed up; in effect, destroyed. Their following re-assemblage and repair sees them reborn into an imperfect yet final state. Redeemed from their destruction and in their reconfigured and damaged state, they are liberated from frustration and disappointment.
Sharon Goodwin is a Melbourne based artist that has shown extensively both in Australia and overseas. Solo exhibitions include those at Uplands gallery, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space and TCB gallery. Group Exhibitions include those at The National Gallery of Victoria, RMIT Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Monash University Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Plimsoll Gallery (Hobart) University of Sydney Gallery, MCA Gallery, GrantPirrie Gallery (Sydney), University of Queensland Art Museum (Brisbane) Gallery Side 2, (Japan) Artspace, Physics Room (New Zealand). Sharon was a founding committee member of both TCB gallery and collaborative art group DAMP.