Hamish Carr Re-occurring sentiments
Opening: Tuesday 22 September, 6-8pm Dates: 22 September – 9 October 2009
Re-occurring sentiments is an exhibition of new work by Melbourne artist Hamish Carr. Utilising painting and drawing, he presents a compelling visualisation of the contemporary landscape one that incorporates current notions of anxiety and continual movement.
Central to themes underlying this body of work is the application of medium. The meticulous and somewhat neurotic rendering of permanent marker and acrylic paint suggests a digitised landscape. And, reflecting the concerns of the contemporary era the incessant drawing process infers and environment of fluidity and incessant movement.
The architectural sized works exhibited in Re-occurring Sentiments combine to make one continuous landscape. This surrounds the audience demanding they physically interact, steeping both towards and away from each work. This interaction heightens perception as distant viewing promotes perspective and detail; close inspection reveals an infinite array of intricate drawing reiterating an anxiety inherent in the work.
Awarded the National Gallery Women’s Association Postgraduate Encouragement Award in 2007, shortlisted for the R & M McGivern art prize in 2006, and the Fletcher Jones Art Prize in 2004 and 2008 Hamish Carr’s work is attracting attention.