Monday, October 8, 2012
Many of us as teens in the latter half of the 80's and early 90's in Melbourne clumsily explored abstract, geometric, surrealist, minimalism, other historical fine art developments and many decorative traditions in an attempt to integrate them into letters in order to broaden the tradition. Writing has always borrowed and re interpreted, kids often painting cartoon characters next to there pieces etc.
However the work from the artists in this show, many of whom I'm already a fan, are pushing forward, some including developed responses to the past and some asserting the potential for growth of writing in the 21st century. These are artists and some of the branches I'm excited about.