Butler, Rex (2013) Marioni/MacPherson. UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland.

Author Butler, Rex
Title Marioni/MacPherson
Place of publication UQ Art Museum
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013-04-13
Total pages 1 curated exhibition
Language eng
Subject Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibition/Event - Exhibition/Event
Formatted Abstract/Summary
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?

Exhibition dates: 13 April – 23 June 2013
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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