January 17 - February 10, 2001
Well known Sydney based artist and lecturer Liz Coats has exhibited
widely, and held artists residencies in Beijing, Tokyo and Dunedin.
Locating her practice within the field of painting, Coats' prolific
practice seeks to re-evaluate the currency of the painted object
as a cultural and historical form. Rather than mimic the visible
appearance of objects, Coats seeks to make visible vivid underlying
connections, interested in the way in which the stability of geometric
structures in paintings, combined with transparent colours in a
fluid relationship to light, can create an ambient relationship
with the natural world.
one might consider a painting as a feedback loop in which the time-base
is hidden. An image field is contained and assembled through progressive
decisions. Evolving patterns within the layering process provide a stream
of options, rebalancing interpretation and lessening the hold of logical
determination. There could be a simple periodic system within each image;
additional colours unlock further variations, while anticipation is lessened
and the work becomes complete unto itself."
(Liz Coats, 2001)
Reviews & Essays
- Liz Coats
Essay by Andrew Paul Wood
in The Physics
Room Annual 2001