WED 15 JUL - SAT 1 AUG 2015
OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 18 July, 2-4pm
This group exhibition explores the different ways pattern making is used by artists.
Exhibiting artists include: Miranda Earle, Bridie Watt, Vicki Gerristen, Andrew Finnie, Jay Muldoon, Lezlie Tilley.
Lezlie Tilley appears courtesy of Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
By UNA REY | July 31, 2015, 9 p.m | Newcastle Herald
The recognition of pattern in nature has evolutionary value - spot the leopard before it spots you - and its appeal for artists is never out of vogue. Finishing today is Pattern Observation at Gallery 139.
It's a broad category, and a range of visually appealing repetitions feature: Vicki Gerritsen's subtle gouache striations, Jay Muldoon's intricately drawn, quasi-Celtic motifs and Lezlie Tilley's hard-edged, formal cut-outs.
In figurative works such as Andrew Finnie's prints and Bridie Watt's bouquets the en masse impact relies as much on colour as pattern. Almost stealing the show from the stock-room is an early Peter Lankas painting teeming with tropical urban rhythm.