Unusual mix of abstract art and comic books just works
IT’S not often the worlds of abstract fine art and comic books mix but when they do, they offer a rare cultural adventure.
Connect 3, the latest exhibition at Cooroy’s Butter Factory Art Centre, invites you into the niche corners of contemporary, abstract art in a show that leads you to surprising places.
The project of three artists – Denise McMahon, Kym Tabulo and Jennifer Neubecker – Connect 3 comprises 76 works of various media, sizes and aesthetic.
But the trio have tied it together so beautifully, the experience is a visual flow through BFAC’s four exhibition spaces.
From the robust colours and forms in Jennifer Neubecker’s mixed media pieces and Denise McMahon’s intricate zen tangles and fine linework through to Kym Tabulo’s abstract sequential art that dances across its many surfaces, Connect 3 is a refined exhibition, an invitation to imagine.
BFAC co-ordinator Alicia Sharples said the lively exhibition seemed to almost have motion of its own.
“Especially Kym’s (Tabulo) abstract sequential art works,” Ms Sharples said.
“It’s a very niche contemporary art subgenre and known for being a combination of comic book art and fine art.
“Kym’s work moves you through the space with her colour choices and the suggested movement in her compositions.
“It’s a skill all three artists share, actually. It’s an energetic exhibition, it feels like one work prompts you to explore the next.
“We’re excited to open this exhibition after the classic masterstrokes of Kaya Sulc, it’s a perfect follow on for that. Connect 3 really ignites the imagination in a completely different way.”
Connect 3 is already open and continues until July 24.
EYE CATCHING: An example of Kym Tabulo's abstract sequential art.