“Far too red to be a lawn” utilises strong colour over the representational or realistic values. In this series, McCullough studies windows as a barrier or portal between reality and the abstract. The act of viewing the outside from inside instantly creates distance between the action and the viewer.
McCullough in this series revisits landscape painting, abandoning purely gestural mark marking and instead favours form and a sense of order. Staying true to his preferred abstract expressionist roots, McCullough’s dreamlike scenes keep you engaged. It is his intention to question the mundane urban landscape and seek what can be conceived as reality or false reality. The window can be seen as deceiving and you are not to assume what you see is how it truly exists.
“The walls are blue, and the carpet is green, the moon sheds no light on the ground.”
- James McCullough, 2018
Opening 23rd November 2018, China Heights present PAPERSHRINE – a group exhibition showcasing a series of masks, curated by internationally renowned paper engineer Benja Harney and his Paperform team.
The collection features the works of both Australian and international creatives, selected to share their extraordinary skills by fashioning their pieces entirely from paper.
The gallery will be transformed into an immersive shrine dedicated to paper, with a focus on each artist’s personal expression of creativity. The exhibition will feature a large-scale Paperform installation, casting the moment into a divination of mystical resonance.
Adam France (NL), Alice Oehr, Andrew Dennis, Beci Orpin, Benja Harney, Brolga, Carla Uriarte, Cat Rabbit, Christopher Cooper, Danielle Karlikoff, Elin Matilda, Ellen Porteus, Elliott Routledge, Esther Olsson, Genevieve Harnett (JP), Georgia Perry, Gunjan Aylawadi, Hattie Newman (UK), James Gulliver Hancock, Jennifer Tran, Jordan Debney, Julia Laskowski, Kate Banazi, Kate Rohde, Kelly Thompson, Kenny Son, Kitya Palaskas, Kyle Bean (UK), Lara Chan-Baker, Li Lan Johson, Lisa Dino, Lisa la Pointe, Lucas Grogan, Magda Ksiesak, Matt Weller, Mel van Dartel, Mulga, Nadia Hernández, Sandy Lee (ID), Sha’an d’Anthes, Simon Leah, Spencer Harrison, Tessa Simpson, Tané Andrews & Vanessa Harnn.