Artist: LES RAMSAY
A MOTION FOR A NOTION COMMOTION
January 25th - March 3rd
Description: Ramsays' studio-based practice includes collection, assemblage and production, using domestic craft, textiles, and traditional painting mediums to form large formal abstractions. The current series of small hand embroideries conceptualize materiality of the everyday, consider a new pace, and play with tropes within art history. Inspired by dimensional shifts within Cubism and Dada's absurdist plays, Ramsay merges popular culture and domestic craft with abstraction, using collage and brushwork to generate layered outcomes. Humour and balance are key compositional activators, and a sense of formal 'off-ness' is a central balancing key within the work.