Casual Conversation at Minerva

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Artists: Hany Armanious, Andy Boot, Diena Georgetti,  Patrick Hartigan, Tim Johnson, Josey Kidd-Crowe,  Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clare Milledge, Jonny Niesche,  Andre Piguet, Mary Teague, Michelle Ussher

Exhibition title: Casual Conversation

Venue: Minerva, Sydney, Australia

Date: June 27 – August 8, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Minerva, Sydney

“Paintings: lifeless images rendered in colorful goop.”
Bart Simpson, “Treehouse of Horror IV”, 1993

“…Perhaps this is a word that might be seized upon for the thinking of painting: squeamishness, a term that holds the slippery, squelchy quality of paint, the insistent becoming of a medium that has been variously condemned as anachronistic, stuck, limited and dead, and the hesitancy enacted by painting as it seeks to preserve ambiguity in the discomfture of addressing the fraught or taboo.

Whether or not its continuation is accepted, there is a sense in which painting is a form of self-insistence: it will always stretch and contort, and fnd a way to justify its continuity, its taking place. As a painter today one works within this space of insistence, and might fnd within it a means by which to question. “ p. 84

Helen Johnson,“Painting is a Critical Form”, 2015 Published by 3-Ply in conjunction with Minerva

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled, 1995

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Diena Georgetti, KNIGHT the LIGHTNING, 2015

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Diena Georgetti, KNIGHT the LIGHTNING, 2015 (detail)

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Patrick Hartigan, Conversation Piece, 2014

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Hany Armanious, Depiction, 2012

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Mary Teague, Sticky Fingers, 2015

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Andy Boot, Untitled (blue), 2015

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Michelle Ussher, Watery Tart (Blue Nude), 2015

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Clare Milledge, Paleo-Internet, 2015

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Josey Kidd-Crowe, Wrigley’s Idea, 2015

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Josey Kidd-Crowe, Wrigley’s Idea, 2015 (detail)

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Tim Johnson (assisted by Yiwon Park), Piero, 2014

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Tim Johnson (assisted by Yiwon Park), Piero, 2014 (detail)

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Andre Piguet, Untitled, 2015

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Andre Piguet, Untitled, 2015 (detail)

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