Butler, Rex, Fried, Michael and Periz, Ingrid Marioni/MacPherson. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2013.

Author Butler, Rex
Fried, Michael
Periz, Ingrid
Title Marioni/MacPherson
Place of Publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland Art Museum
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781742720722
Language eng
Total number of pages 52
Subjects Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
First published in 2013 by The University of Queensland Art Museum on the occasion of the exhibition Marioni/MacPherson, 13 April - 23 June 2013. 

Joseph Marioni makes his paintings by running paint down the canvas, and yet insists that the work is intended. Robert MacPherson crushes sticks of charcoal onto paper in what again must be seen as a form of process art, and yet worries that the work will turn out too beautiful. What is the relationship between these two bodies of work, and their opposing attitudes towards the outcome of the process that brings them about?

Marioni/MacPherson reflects upon the role of aesthetics in art today. Is beauty something to be aimed at directly or can it only be arrived at inadvertently? Or, on the contrary, is beauty to be avoided and is this really possible?
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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