15 NOV – 9 DEC 2017
Wedge presents a new series of painting, drawing and sculpture that has evolved out of Eastaway’s ongoing experiments with the triangle as a compositional motif. Beginning with the act of folding un-stretched linen paintings into triangular sculptures, Eastaway then maps the outlines of these forms to generate compositions for new works. These initial studies on canvas, paper and linen are cut up and collaged onto supports, leading again to further inventions.
Eastaway’s open-ended and intuitive process draws on what she calls the “poetry of material possibilities”: colour is veiled under translucent white surfaces, layers of paint are visibly embedded into the fibre of linen and cut edges of canvas gently fray. Eastaway brings a material softness and fragility to compositions that bear resemblance to the history of a more hard-edged geometric abstraction, such as the De Stijl and Constructivism movements, and their roots in modern architecture. Eastaway’s scattered black lines and squares over white grounds allude to architectural drawings, and she cites the geometry of the built environment as a constant influence on her practice.
Lynne Eastaway studied at The National Art School before completing her Master of Fine Art (research) at UNSW. Eastaway has held solo exhibitions across Australia since 1978, having first exhibited with Sydney’s historically renowned Gallery A. She has recently shown in group exhibitions in America and Europe and at Sydney Non Objective (SNO) and Factory 49, Sydney. Eastaway is represented in the collections of Curtin University, Wollongong University, Artbank and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Wedge is Eastaway’s third solo exhibition at Gallery 9.