Julia Flanagan & Matthew Tome
THURS 18 MAY - SUN 4 JUN 2017
Official opening: Saturday 20 May, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Matthew Tome: Saturday 3 June 11am - 4pm
Julia Flanagan: Sunday 4 June 11am - 2pm
n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake.
Art | Wall to wall works | John Barnes
26 May 2017, noon | theherald.com.au
Gallery 139 presents Ambedo, a bright and vibrant exhibition of paintings from Mathew Tome, who is head teacher at Newcastle Art School, and former Newcastle resident Julia Flanagan.
Both artists are widely known from their extensive exhibition schedule in recent years. Both have exhibited at Gallery 139 before, but this is the first time they have shown together and the interaction of their diverse styles adds energy and strength to the exhibition. Flanagan’s colourful and carefully constructed abstracts, with their links to Cubism and Howard Hodgkin, bounce off Tome’s further reduced and textured tonal planes with their simple linear overlays. Until June 4.
below: Julia Flanagan Onward and Upward 2017 acrylic on board 61x61cm (left)
Matthew Tome Magnolia 2017 oil on canvas 84x84cm (right)