Un­usual mix of ab­stract art and comic books just works

Sunshine Coast Daily - - RANGE NEWS -

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

EYE CATCH­ING: An ex­am­ple of Kym Tab­ulo's ab­stract se­quen­tial art.

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