21 OCTOBER – 7 NOVEMBER 2015
In Scooting Obliquely Louise Tuckwell continues her distinctive exploration of the interaction of colour and form.
Tuckwell’s handling of tone through a selection of colours that vary in chromatic intensity reaches a new maturity in these recent paintings. The eye is momentarily drawn forward into purple, grey and charcoal voids, before dancing across surfaces of yellows, reds, tangerines and pale blues. Stripes feature as anchoring elements, forming areas of repetition and repose that play against contrastive diagonals. Compositional symmetry and subtle perspectival shifts suggest an abstract architectural language, revealing the influence of travel and research undertaken in Italy in April 2015. This exhibition also sees the introduction of a narrower format for Tuckwell– unusually thin rectangular paintings hang like luminous beacons, seducing the viewer with warmth and light.
Louise Tuckwell originally studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and later graduated from the National Art School. She has been exhibiting her work for over 30 years in Sydney and Brisbane and has previously shown with Tim Olsen Gallery, Utopia Gallery and Damien Minton Gallery. Scooting Obliquely is the artist’s second solo exhibition with Gallery 9. Tuckwell is widely represented in public, private and corporate collections, including MCA Australia, Artbank, City of Sydney, New England Regional Art Museum, Tamworth Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Allens Arthurs Robinson, Sydney.