exhibitions    Tectonic Effect Spot81 Gallery, Sydney

30.07.14 to 24.08.14

Nature has all the answers’, my brother says and, acutely sensitive to the natural word he simply asks that we need to look deeply to know it.
 

A quiet observer, painting for me became a natural form of recording things from a very young age.


This current show, Tectonic Effect, references gravity and form in space in such works as 1000 clouds and Oyster Fall where paint matter pools on the surface and below as the unprimed canvas with its porous membrane gives way to stains. Other paintings allude to the broader field of geology and its history as in ‘Pangaea’ or’ Slow Drift Effect’ where bodies of watery paint collide or face each other like the slow drift of continents redolent of the earth’s lithosphere.


Elemental properties of geology are also referenced in the more intimately scaled works of ‘Everything Matters 10 -17’ that get back to the basics of matter and particles.


The open weave of the raw canvas I have been working on activates the process of making marks. Lines, stains and pours are for me re-enactments of the everyday, of taking risks in an imaginative space and I hope ultimately to communicate what it is to be human through a form that is a path less well travelled.'

 

Penny Coss 2014

install view by Penny Coss

install view  2017

spot81 by Penny Coss

spot81  2017

Flotsam by Penny Coss

Flotsam  2013

acrylic on canvas

130 x 152 cm

1000 Clouds by Penny Coss

1000 Clouds  2014

acrylic on canvas

204 X 197

Slow Drift Effect by Penny Coss

Slow Drift Effect  2014

acrylic on canvas

200cm x 197cm

Oscillating Planes by Penny Coss

Oscillating Planes  2014

Acrylic on Canvas

200 x 140 cm

Oyster Fall by Penny Coss

Oyster Fall  2013

acrylic on canvas

204 X 197

Everything Matters 28 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 28  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 14 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 14  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 11 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 11  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 16 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 16  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 10 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 10  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Above and Below by Penny Coss

Above and Below  2014

acrylic on canvas

152cm x 152cm

Install view by Penny Coss

Install view  2014

Install view 1 by Penny Coss

Install view 1  2014

Everything Matters 8 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 8  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 26 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 26  2016

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 4 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 4  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 5 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 5  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

Everything Matters 3 by Penny Coss

Everything Matters 3  2014

acrylic on canvas

35 X 38 cm

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