Project Description

Betwixt and Between 4 by Sue Beyer.

SUE BEYER | BETWIXT & BETWEEN

09 October — 25 October 2014

EXHIBITION OPENING | 6 – 8pm Thursday October 9

Driven by a unique combination of painting, roller-skating and motor biking, Sue’s practice investigates place as a fluid and shifting set of experiences. Beyer utilises the comfortable, familiar and simple vocabulary of cartographic mapping to construct meaningful allegorical reflections on navigation, location and subjectivity within contemporary urban spaces.

Beyer’s creative process allows her to incorporate the lines and shapes of mapping that traditionally give structure to vast geographies. The topographical line work of this found media is transcribed over Beyer’s bold and dynamic abstract forms. Through this method the work decontextualises the formal language and universal structure of cartography to create singularly expressive abstractions.

Delivering a happy combination of information and illusion, “Betwixt and Between’ follows the meanderings of the Brisbane river to explore the flux of personal histories, narratives and memories that shape an embodied sense of place. Beyer’s immersive exhibition presents us with a world that is simultaneously charted on earth and yet free from geographical constraints.

Text by Michelle Eskola