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EYES DOWN, STRAIGHT AHEAD - TREVOR NEWMAN

25 June to 11 July
 
For his first solo exhibition at Northart, Trevor Newman attempts through his works to answer the question: “Can painting really show us something else, take us on a journey that is not available elsewhere?” Towards that end he activates space, pushing the ‘how’ of painting. The backs of Newman’s artworks and the surface of the gallery wall are intended to interact, to “have a dialogue” with the viewer, encouraging them “to see the world through both a vertical and horizontal perspective that reflects the distraction of contemporary life”.
 

CUT UP ROUGH - SIOBHAN CROWLEY

25 June to 11 July
 
For her new show, Elam post-graduate student Siobhan Crowley exhibits two series of works created over the past 18 months: ‘Cut Up Rough’ and ‘Some Minor Disruptions’. In both her focus is on drawing and how much or how little information the viewer needs in order to participate, to find their own meaning in the piece. “What will the eye see or not see as it seeks to draw together its own drawing?” she posits.