7 v 9

Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock

 

October 9 –  November 8, 2014

West Space, Melbourne

 

7 v 9 takes its name from a famous debate within Australian art history: the seven Antipodean artists who in ‘defence of the image’ opposed the proliferation of abstraction in Australia, and the Sydney Nine who contrarily critiqued their dogmatic approach to the figurative as being inadequate for our time. The exhibition is a collection of paintings and sculptures that force visual contradictions and pilfer stylistic tendencies to ruminate on the ‘cultivation’ of an Australian way—among other things. 

List of works:

Lewis Fidock and Isabelle Sully, Picnic, 2014, spray paint on nursery blanket remnant, 118 x 88cm

Lewis Fidock and Isabelle Sully, Wild Goose Chase, 2014, acrylic paint, pine, plaster, cotton, aluminum, dimensions variable

Isabelle Sully, Yellow Crusade At The Bar, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 110 x 82cm

Photos by Christo Crocker

 

7 v 9, Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock, West Space
7 v 9, Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock, West Space
7 v 9, Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock, West Space
7 v 9, Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock, West Space
7 v 9, Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock, West Space