Opening Saturday 17 June and continuing until 22 July is Ian Gold Solo. Ian Gold‘s abstract paintings echo the rhythm and repetition of his process. His bold layering of rich colours creates depth and texture within his paintings, often revealing text or figures upon closer inspection. Drawing inspiration from subjects that excite his curiosity, Gold’s work often alludes to popular culture, animals and the St Kilda Saints. With a penchant for abstract forms and hidden references, Ian Gold Solo is Gold’s first solo exhibition at Arts Project Australia.
As Gallery Manager and Curator Sim Luttin says, “Ian Gold’s abstract paintings are highly personal works that often gesture towards implicit references, which stem from Gold’s individualised experience of the world. Gold’s work could be seen as an attempt to capture a highly subjective state within the broad genre of abstract painting, a feat which reveals meaning as much as it conceals it.”
Ian Gold Solo takes place in Arts Project’s front gallery and will coincide with group exhibition Girt by Sea, which is curated by the Northcote Penguins and assisted by Suzanne Brown and Camille Hannah.
Image: Ian Gold, Rainbow Lorikeet, 2015, work on paper, 26.5 x 39.5 cm.