Hamish Coleman
For lack of a better word, 22 May - 15 June, 2019
2019-05-22 - 2019-06-15
For lack of a better word captures the elusiveness and slipperyness of trying to pin down the ephemerality of passing moments, of memory. In this new body of work the challenge for the artist is real as he looks to his own memories rather than to found film stills for his source material. With his artist partner, who appears in many of the paintings, he has revisited significant sites from his childhood in mid-Canterbury and filmed using a small point-and-shoot camera.

This is the first exhibition of work resulting from the new process creating his own source material and it's a significant and exciting departure. Detachment shifts to connection. Everything is complicated by the insertion of the new into the old, conceptually and materially. There's a new glossy depth particularly in the darker paintings. The sense of the fleeting is wonderfully reinforced by his continuing and distinctive exploration of the use and effects of interference paint, which makes the perception of colour dependent on the viewing angle.



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Installation view 2
Installation view 2
Babe in the Woods
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
1370 x 1370 mm

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Babe in the Woods
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
1370 x 1370 mm

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Things I Needed Yesterday
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
1223 x 1223 mm

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Things I Needed Yesterday
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
1223 x 1223 mm

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Installation view 1
Installation view 1
Here We Are
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
635 mm diameter

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Here We Are
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
635 mm diameter

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Installation view 3
Installation view 3
The Day at Hand
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
607 x 607 mm

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The Day at Hand
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
607 x 607 mm

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Talk to the Weatherman
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
505 x 505 mm

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Talk to the Weatherman
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
505 x 505 mm

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Installation view 4
Installation view 4
A Strange Day
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
252 x 252 mm

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A Strange Day
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
252 x 252 mm

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Heirloom
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
252 x 252 mm

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Heirloom
2019
Hamish Coleman
oil on linen
252 x 252 mm

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