Andrew Shillam & Rindi Salomon: Geometrica

Recent works by local artists Andrew Shillam and Rindi Salomon.

Andrew Shillam & Rindi Salomon three images 2020 exhibition

Geometrica presents an exhibition of recent work by Andrew Shillam and Rindi Salomon exploring the modernist tradition of geometric abstraction. Andrew and Rindi’s artmaking process is informed by the abstract elements found in their subjects. Art theorist Clive Bell's notion of 'Significant Form' - that the 'art experience is stimulated by powerful abstract form' is of particular importance to them both.

Andrew explores the rhythm of abstraction in his timber sculptures. The abstracted forms represent figures of people, animals and elements of the everyday. A number of the pieces are assembled from recycled timber whilst others are carved solely from one piece of timber.

Rindi abstracts the everyday experience in her paintings. Her oil paintings are dreamlike expressions of the sub-tropical landscape of her surrounds, its river, the quiet streets of the small town and the agricultural land around it. The subject matter suggests symbols without specific meaning.

Image credit: (L-R) Andrew Shillam Horse 2019 (detail), waxed and stained timber: Rindi Salomon Under the Bridge 2019 (detail), mixed media: Andrew Shillam Silky Oak Horse 2019 (detail), waxed Silky Oak. Courtesy of the artists.

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