Up Close With Distance explores contemporary representations of space in painting. Drawing on the history of the window in painting as a point of departure, Michelle Mansford engages with ideas of interiority and exteriority. This collection of paintings makes use of such visual phenomena as the ambiguous space of reflections and up-close views of historical paintings seen at the point in which the illusory image disseminates to abstraction.
Painting what she considers an unstable space of possibility, Up Close With Distance describes a space of multiplicity where abstraction and illusion exist not as separate entities, but as co-existing visual systems of representation.
This exhibition forms part of Mansford’s DVA submission for examination at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
Closing Event: Thursday, 13 July 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, 28 June – Sunday, 16 July