‘Drawing the Line’ features new painting and prints.
“Indigo blue woodcut prints on delicate Japanese paper line two walls of Ackerstrasse 163, their web-like patterning feeding into large painted works placed on top. You never said I and II, 2018, both watercolour and drawing on clayboard, pay homage to the artists grandfathers. The use of flowers are a common motif for Fox and here the poppy, a signifier of remembrance is drawn upon. Collaged layers of Richard Flanagan’s book The Narrow Road to the Deep North, are weaved within, quietly giving presence to histories – complicated or once left unspoken. Buffed wax, sheens at different points on each of the paintings surfaces as if highlighting the entanglement of past with the present”. – from Thomson’s catalogue essay on the exhibition.
Where: Michael Reid Galleries, Ackerstrabe 163, D-10115 Berlin, Germany
When: 7th July – 1st September 2018
More info: www.michaelreid.com.au