This exhibition will feature selected original works by M.C. Escher and Richard Hassell.
M.C. Escher’s original prints, printed by his own hand, will include some of his most famous works such as ‘Day and Night,’ ‘Concave and Convex,’ ‘Print Gallery,’ as well as smaller more affordable vignettes and ex libris works. An original M.C.Escher drawing and watercolour will also be on view.
Richard Hassell is showing 24 tessellation works on paper and 6 large works on aluminium. The tessellations are based on complex aperiodic geometries such as fractals, and plane-filling curves. These geometries structure many elements and phenomena of the natural world. The “strange creatures” in the tessellations evolve from the rules of these fascinating geometric worlds. Many of the prints feature hand-applied gilding, a traditional skill in Java, made in collaboration with innovative Indonesian textile artist, Baron Manansang. While the prints draw on Escher’s oeuvre, the designs also refer to South East Asian textiles, tribal art and the history of science and mathematics.
Venue: ARNDT, Block 9, #03-21, Gillman Barracks
Opening hours: Tue to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun by appointment, Closed on Mon & Public Holidays
When: 29 Oct - 26 Nov 2016,
By: ARNDT Fine Art