1 August – 20 September 2020
A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition curated by Beata Geyer
Susan Andrews M Bozzec Kris Peta Deray Tom Isaacs Beata Geyer Tom Loveday Naomi Oliver Katya Petetskaya Rebecca Waterstone Miriam Williamson and Brad Allen-Waters
BLUE is the most popular colour in contemporary Western societies, a colour with profound social and cultural associations and symbolism that resonates throughout history, language, religion, gender, science, psychology, fashion and art.
BLUE is our world – in the Blue Mountains we are especially connected to the environmental significance of the concept and physicality of the colour, however blue has a place in history unlike any other colour. Its rich history and cultural significance manifests in our everyday lives, in our social codes and our sensibilities. BLUE saturates our vision, our language and our mind, representing myriads of concepts, emotions and ideas.
The MAPBM artists in the exhibition respond to BLUE and its varied meanings through a variety of media; including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and performance art.
Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains (MAPBM) is a not-for-profit incorporated association that supports and advocates for the development, production and exhibition of contemporary, multi-form art in the Blue Mountains. MAPBM also aims to foster an independent environment that supports the development and practice of contemporary artists and curators and to engage with the wider Blue Mountains community in developing a new critical agenda for contemporary art in the region.
RIVER BLAU, 2020, site specific installation in BLUE
RIVER BLAU is a chromatic intervention, a multi-dimensional formation of monochromatic elements individually assembled in space. Unstable and complex, the flow of RIVER BLAU intersects the architectonics of the gallery space and saturates its surroundings.
The viewer is invited to negotiate the space, to discover the different views, angles and unravelling relationships within the artwork and its surroundings.
The spatial and chromatic complexity of RIVER BLAU amplifies colour blue as a constructive element, exploring its multi-relational nature and transgressing boundaries between painting, sculpture and architecture.