6 February – 23 February 2013: Clare Taylor – Urban Rural

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Taylor’s artistic practice explores the interstice between representations of the rural and the urban through a visual language that oscillates between abstraction and representation. “The Australian rural landscape has a perceived aesthetic, through my paintings I am exploring how urban development is causing this scenery to change.”

The outer urban fringe is a dynamic plane; using this constantly changing landscape as a point of departure allows Taylor to explore processes of both chance and accident, as well as intentionality of gesture, through the medium of watercolor.

Taylor’s aqueous layers and evocative stains and mark marking functions as an analogy of suburban growth and societies attempt to impose a grid over an environment with multiple histories and narratives.