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Large Body Of Water - Simon Findlay

Vernissage and performance Fri Oct 4th, 6-10pm

Exhibition open 3-7pm Oct 5-13th, excluding 7th

Video from last performance


After beginning a journey into blue in September 2018, "Large Body Of Water" highlights where the exploration is at after one year.

Cube Floor - is the canvas from beneath the performance where the artist threw paint from inside a transparent cube, with Hotte Schulz and Can Winter on drums and synthesizers.

Almost Symmetry - large works that show the frustrations of expectations in the creative process. "I would begin with a visualisation of a piece, prepare the studio for a few hours, and paint the work. But it would be wrong, forced and not relaxed, not satisfying to look at. I would add something more to try to fix it, and again I would feel dissatisfied, only once I gave up and enjoyed the process of throwing paint and let go of wanting to make something did I make something."

Tape Series - 60 small works that were layed out in a grid and covered in paint, tape was placed in vertical lines to give clear distinctions between layers, this was repeated every two weeks for six months. Every other week the pieces in the series were scrutinised to see if they were "finished", those that were not repeated the paint throwing process.

Cloud Series - three shades of blue arranged in a grid, embracing the imperfect nature of relaxed repetition.

Earlier Event: September 20
The Lake House - Ellen Van Benschoten
Later Event: October 24
Obstructed View - Hannah Kori