ED BATS
THE STATE OF IT
19 JUNE – 13 JULY

Gallery 9 is proud to present The State Of It, Ed Bats third solo show across all three rooms.

These all new works form part of a continuity in abstraction that, in the artists own words, has developed into a fluidity and a language and represents an expansion into the variables of that language. Reworking surfaces has also become an important part of his practice and has contributed many of the methodical yet unhurried attributes going into this show.

Utilising partial framing and a heavy emphasis on the outer edges, on occasion even overflowing onto the frame itself, the peripheral and the boundary becomes central.

The work follows my 2017 show “The Smallest Weird Number” and while the focus on individuality has intensified my wish would probably be for the work to translate itself to the viewer on their terms, but also their own time. Definitely I’m much more interested in what people take away from it as opposed to anything I have to tell them about it.

The reworking has also became more severe and unplanned with the introduction of new materials and new methods. Each new mark is almost excited to be covered by the next, working it’s way towards the periphery.

I like to think the partial framing on the canvas paintings indicates an ongoing narrative, a blurring of the boundaries of the painting, allowing it to keep growing.

- Ed Bats

Sort it out  2019  oil stick, acrylic, graphite, enamel, aerosol, gel medium, on sewn macrosuede and canvas, in partial artists frame  130 × 60 cm

Sort it out 2019
oil stick, acrylic, graphite, enamel, aerosol, gel medium, on sewn macrosuede and canvas, in partial artists frame
130 × 60 cm

ED BATS   5th Avenue  2019  oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, canvas, on wood panel  62 × 41 cm

ED BATS
5th Avenue 2019
oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, canvas, on wood panel
62 × 41 cm

ED BATS   She's a Taurus  2019  oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, canvas, on wood panel  62 × 41 cm

ED BATS
She's a Taurus 2019
oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, canvas, on wood panel
62 × 41 cm

ED BATS   Blind mono (Cream)  2019  acrylic, on canvas, with venetian blind  91.5 × 180 cm

ED BATS
Blind mono (Cream) 2019
acrylic, on canvas, with venetian blind
91.5 × 180 cm

ED BATS   Brotherhood  2019  oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, on wood panel  62 × 41 cm

ED BATS
Brotherhood 2019
oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, on wood panel
62 × 41 cm

ED BATS   Final Fantasy  2019  acrylic, oil stick, on canvas, with partial Rimu timber frame  30 × 40 cm

ED BATS
Final Fantasy 2019
acrylic, oil stick, on canvas, with partial Rimu timber frame
30 × 40 cm

Come with us  2019  oil stick, acrylic, graphite, enamel, gel medium, on canvas, in partial artists frame  87.5 × 76.5 cm

Come with us 2019
oil stick, acrylic, graphite, enamel, gel medium, on canvas, in partial artists frame
87.5 × 76.5 cm

ED BATS   Al Dente  2019  acrylic, enamel, oil stick, aerosol, gel medium, in painted frame  32 × 22.5 cm

ED BATS
Al Dente 2019
acrylic, enamel, oil stick, aerosol, gel medium, in painted frame
32 × 22.5 cm

ED BATS   The noise of carpet  2019  oil paint, oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, on wood panel  62 × 41 cm

ED BATS
The noise of carpet 2019
oil paint, oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, on wood panel
62 × 41 cm

ED BATS   He's an Aquarius  2019  oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, canvas, on wood panel  62 × 41 cm

ED BATS
He's an Aquarius 2019
oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, canvas, on wood panel
62 × 41 cm

ED BATS   Blind (Rice Cake)  2019  acrylic, dowel, rimu timber, liquid nails, duette blind  181 × 120 cm

ED BATS
Blind (Rice Cake) 2019
acrylic, dowel, rimu timber, liquid nails, duette blind
181 × 120 cm

ED BATS   Desperate Youth  2019  oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, on canvas, with partial Rimu timber framing  80 × 80 cm

ED BATS
Desperate Youth 2019
oil stick, acrylic, aerosol, gel medium, on canvas, with partial Rimu timber framing
80 × 80 cm

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