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A. J. TAYLOR Mapleton


Mapleton

Opening: Thursday 2 February 2012 6-8pm Exhibition: 2 - 26 February 2012

MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY 15-21 HAMPDEN STREET PADDINGTON NSW 2021 TEL: 02 9331 7997 FAX: 02 9331 7050 info@martinbrownecontemporary.com www.martinbrownecontemporary.com GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM - 6PM


© Martin Browne Contemporary © All images copyright the artist This catalogue is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. COMPILERS: Martin Browne and Electra Foley PHOTOGRAPHY: Jon Linkins COLOUR SEPARATIONS: Spitting Image, Sydney PRINTING: Southern Colour, Sydney Cover Image: Mapleton 2, 2011, oil on board, 183 x 364 cm


LIST OF WORKS Mapleton 4, 2011 oil on board, 183 x 183 cm Mapleton 10, 2011, oil on board, 122 x 214 cm Mapleton 6, 2011, oil on board, 91.5 x 366 cm Mapleton 3, 2011, oil on board, 182 x 273 cm Mapleton 2, 2011, oil on board, 183 x 364 cm Mapleton 11, 2011, oil on board, 91.5 x 169 cm Mapleton 7, 2011, oil on board, 81.5 x 366 cm Mapleton 9, 2011, oil on board, 122 x 244 cm Mapleton 8, 2011, oil on board, 122 x 244 cm Mapleton 5, 2011, oil on board, 183 x 183 cm


Mapleton 2 (detail)


Mapleton is a series of more-or-less life-size paintings of a group of trees in the Mapleton Forest Reserve on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The largest paintings are made up of separate panels; landscapes within landscapes that at a distance combine to present an immediately recognisable and naturalistic representation of typical remnant Australian rainforest. Up close, tree trunks disintegrate into columns of abstract shapes, which like those in a camouflage pattern, conspire to confuse the eye: challenging the illusion of volume and defying resolution at the edges. In parts the trees and foliage are implausibly transparent, with gaps revealing a complicated surface of apparently chaotic marks of surprising, saturated colours. Do the pictures present as convincing images despite these paradoxical elements? Or do they work precisely because of the disparities and contradictions that demand to be integrated and resolved in an active process of seeing?

AJT, January 2012


Mapleton 4, 2011 Oil on board 183 x 183 cm


Mapleton 10, 2011 Oil on board 122 x 214 cm


Mapleton 6, 2011 Oil on board 91.5 x 366 cm


Mapleton 3, 2011 Oil on board 182 x 273 cm


Mapleton 2, 2011 Oil on board 183 x 364 cm


Mapleton 11, 2011 Oil on board 91.5 x 169 cm


Mapleton 7, 2011 Oil on board 81.5 x 366 cm


Mapleton 9, 2011 Oil on board 122 x 244 cm


Mapleton 8, 2011 Oil on board 122 x 244 cm


Mapleton 5, 2011 Oil on board 183 x 183 cm


Born: 1969, lives and works on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012      2010      2009      2008      2007      2005      2004      2003      2002     

Mapleton, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney Brisbane River, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane A Wider View, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Home Ground, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane From the Front, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Permanent Mauve, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Scratching the Surface, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Paynter Creek, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane Macadamia Trees, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011      2011      2011      2010     

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Straddie, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Suite, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Melbourne Art Fair, Martin Browne Fine Art

AWARDS 2011      2011      2008      2004     

Finalist, Finalist, Finalist, Finalist,

Wynne Prize Fleurieu Art Prize Fleurieu Art Prize John Glover Art Prize

COLLECTIONS Artbank BHP Billiton Macquarie Bank Wesley Hospital Art Foundation


FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS McLean Edwards Adrienne Doig

1 - 25 March 2012

Tim Maguire

29 March - 22 April 2012

Alexander McKenzie

3 - 27 May 2012

MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY 15-21 HAMPDEN STREET PADDINGTON NSW 2021 TEL: 02 9331 7997 FAX: 02 9331 7050 info@martinbrownecontemporary.com www.martinbrownecontemporary.com GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM - 6PM


MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY 15-21 HAMPDEN STREET PADDINGTON NSW 2021 TEL: 02 9331 7997 FAX: 02 9331 7050 info@martinbrownecontemporary.com www.martinbrownecontemporary.com GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM - 6PM

A. J. Taylor | Mapleton | Online Catalogue 2012  

A. J. Taylor | Mapleton 2 - 26 February 2012

A. J. Taylor | Mapleton | Online Catalogue 2012  

A. J. Taylor | Mapleton 2 - 26 February 2012