New Methods + Material Experimentation

New Methods + Material Experimentation

  • <p><strong>Irene Whittome, <em>"Circular Giving." </em></strong>1990. Oil and mixed media on canvas. 89 x 50"</p><p><strong><em>Circular Giving </em></strong>is an example of <em><strong>Irene Whittome's </strong></em>expansion from a two-dimensional canvas, pushing it into a three-dimensional sculptural painting. She is using the method called <em>Assemblage</em>, which means assembling different materials into a substrate. Here, she is giving a new life to these found objects giving them a new purpose and meaning.</p> <p><strong><em>Circular Giving </em></strong>exhibits <em><strong>Irene Whittome's </strong></em>expansion from a two-dimensional canvas, pushing it into a three-dimensional sculptural painting. She is using the method called <em>Assemblage</em>, which means assembling different materials into a substrate. Here, she is giving a new life to these found objects. Thus, it gives them a new purpose and meaning.</p>
  • <p>(Right) <strong>Greg Murdock,<em> "Inside." </em></strong>2004. Pigment, plaster on board. 60 " x 120"</p><p><strong><em>Inside (2004</em></strong><em>)</em> is a great example of how Greg Murdock extends beyond traditional painting materials. He discovered the potential of drywall compound as a surface of investigation for his paintings, where he can draw scribbles, build up layers, and carve out simultaneously. Here, he uses a <strong>Fresco-like</strong> technique, Murdock combines the spackling compound with paint to create his composition with intricate textures.</p> <p>(Right) <strong>Greg Murdock,<em> "Inside." </em></strong>2004. Pigment, plaster on board. 60 " x 120"</p><p><strong><em>Inside (2004</em></strong><em>)</em> is a great example of how Greg Murdock extends beyond traditional painting materials. He discovered the potential of drywall compound as a surface of investigation for his paintings, where he can draw scribbles, build up layers, and carve out simultaneously. Here, he uses a <strong>Fresco-like</strong> technique, Murdock combines the spackling compound with paint to create his composition with intricate textures.</p>

The second section brings together artists that explore materials and new creative methods. Greg Murdock and Irene Whittome push the boundaries of painting. The two multi-disciplinary artists break the barriers of two-dimensional artmaking, and expand Beyond the Horizon of conventional painting into a three-dimensional, sculptural artistic discipline.