Group 3 three
Sherryl Ryan and Mark Titmarsh
March 31 - April 11 1999
'I have arrived
I am home
in the here
in the now.
I am solid'
Thich Nhat Hanh
Group 3 three is a name derived from a 1960s English avante garde
collective who aligned themselves to Russian Futurism and a type
of art that had no original and looked engineered.
Our collaboration evolved out of a prior association in Art Hotline
and consists of Sherryl Ryan, Mark Titmarsh and a third term which
is an obtuse or supplementary meaning that comes into play whenever
our work interacts. This third term speaks in a low voice and
is somewhat disguised. It is more emotional than visually specific
and represents a drifting away from obvious meanings in the work
of Ryan and Titmarsh.
Initially we install individual paintings next to each other at
a chosen site and document them photographically. Later the photograph
is enlarged by lasercopy, laminated onto canvas, stretched, varnished
and exhibited. To date we have installed works in Sydney, Central
Australia, India, Egypt and Europe.
Our common ideal is to explore the limits of painting and the
limits of self. Painting is shown to be fugitive and amorphous
in that it may be created by needlework or constructed like an
object and mediated through photography and other reproductive
techniques. Painting becomes craft, object, installation, tourism,
photography, xerography, publishing and finally acquires the appearance
G3 March 1999
Reviews, Essays & Articles
New room shows work to proper advantage
The Press, 1999 Apr. 7, p. 16
Corporeal Sky and G3C: group shows.