Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Virtual Archive: Sharon Hall

From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library, my site-specific installation of digital prints with content derived from the Women's Art Library, will be on view at Goldsmiths College from 2 - 30 March, 2015.

In  tandem with the project, I am inviting selected artists with documentation in the WAL archive to send me images of recent work to feature on this project blog. 

Sharon Hall describes her painting process:

My work explores ideas around colour interaction, both as a vehicle for representation and as a concrete thing-in-itself. The paintings are both autonomous, and also invite the possibility of ensemble installation and interaction with architecture; while they examine certain aspects of inherited modernist forms these are ‘repurposed’ in a new way.

Colour in Place (Il Colore nei Luoghi), Palazzo del Podestà, Pescia, Italy, 2013

In Part Stacked Painting, oil on gesso on linen, 60 x 30 cm, 2014

Colour in Place (Il Colore nei Luoghi), Palazzo del Podestà, Pescia, Italy, 2013

 Sequence Diptych, Roma oil on linen, 40 x 65 cm, 2014

Recent paintings use subdivisions of the surface area as templates for shifting the formal components and structure within the paintings. Colour is ‘poured’ into these modules in order to activate a dynamic, optical tension within individual pieces and across series of assembled panels. The use of absorbent gesso grounds allows the colour to be literally embedded and soaked into the physical construction and materiality of the work.

Colour in Place (Il Colore nei Luoghi), Palazzo del Podestà, Pescia, Italy, 2013

Sharon Hall:                     http://www.sharonhall.co.uk

Women's Art Library:       http://www.gold.ac.uk/make/

Anne Krinsky:                   http://www.annekrinsky.com 

From Absorb to Zoom:    http://www.annekrinsky.com/annekrinskynews.html

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