Jerico Contemporary is pleased to present our second solo exhibition with LA-based Australian artist Luke Chiswell, Thought It Was But It Wasn’t. The show will open on Thursday the 13th of February and continue through to Saturday the 29th of February 2020.
Influenced by dyslexia, synaesthesia, skateboarding and nature, language serves as a foundation to the artist’s work. A gestural vocabulary in which words and marks are infused with energy, meaning and mis-meaning. Chiswell’s large action paintings focusing on language are developed through a performative practice between intended composition and deliberate chance. Text moves from legible to abstract evoking an intuitive response to mark making. The use of scale and crop are crucial and phrases of interest never fully disclosed, while screen prints use continuous patterns reflecting the repetitive nature of language. Collected objects from around Topanga and Downtown LA serve as a base for collage captured relics through aluminium sand casting.
Thought It Was But It Wasn't sees Chiswell extend on and explore the constant signature themes of his practice, where marks made move from meaning to abstract and back again.
Exhibition Dates: February 13th – February 29th 2020
Where: Jerico Contemporary, 94 Cathedral Street Woolloomooloo
Opening Night: Thursday February 13th, 6pm-8pm