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"Three Brisbane Artists: Judith Wright, Daniel Templeman, Paul Bai"
2002-05-03 until 2002-06-08
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Brisbane, QL, AU

For the months of May and June the Institute of Modern Art brings together three Brisbane artists. Showing in galleries three and four, Judith Wright utilizes video and then takes stills from the videos painting and further abstracting the images. For this exhibition Daniel Templeman will be exhibiting a sculptural piece entitled ‘Confit’ in gallery one. Brisbane artist Paul Bai's investigation of painting‚ forms the content of his exhibition in gallery two.

There is a quiet grace in the works of Judith Wright, which are not only sublimely beautiful but also often thought provoking and deeply moving. Blind of Sight, deals with the maternity and the images reflect this in the singular beauty of a mother breast feeding, this very private moment abstracted through a close up of the image. This use of abstracting a moment also gives the viewer distance from the work and the moment to become more objective – less of a witness to this private event. Judith refers to this created distance as, "The stripping away of detail is not intended to obscure content but to avail the work to the perception of the viewer." Judith’s work has been lauded nationally and internationally

Artist Daniel Templeman is locally known for his large minimal sculptures constructed from everyday materials. This piece was especially created for the IMA and specifically for the parameters of gallery one. This work is as if it has been pushed from one end concertinaed the work so the viewer can move more freely around it. Templeman describes the process as being, "dictated by the limitations if the IMA gallery, and by the availability and flexibility of materials."

For this show Paul Bai will display a selection of works produced by the artist from late 1999 to present. Bai, explores the numerous associations the term ‘painting’ conjures and does this through a variety of mediums, as diverse as photography to video. Bai describing his work as, "low budget high concept".


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