Project Description



SGAR artist Michelle Eskola will present the solo exhibition Actual / Potential Matter at SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne from 8-23 September 2016.  Actual / Potential Matter presents a new series of dry pigment paintings on paper, printed acrylic, and artificial coloured lighting, to explore the affect of pigment and illumination in a culture of screen based experiences.

Imitating the tools of imaging software, Michelle Eskola’s illusory works employ a freedom of combining, recombining, and repeating pattern and form. Her process of transmitting image to painting and installation physicalises digital space without privileging the physical.  Through repetition, Eskola mimics mechanical processes, defying the materiality of the medium by disguising evidence of touch. Her works scramble actual and virtual spaces, leading to new emergent formations that unfold shifting perspectives of light, surface and screen.

For more information, please visit SEVENTH Gallery’s WEBSITE.

Analysis of a Complex System,  Dry pigment on paper, 2016