The Caerulean Blue Room, 07 February - 03 March 2018
Tim Melville is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Johl Dwyer, 'The Caerulean Blue Room', to open the 2018 gallery programme.
The exhibition comprises two complementary bodies of work - the first, a group of three 2m-high floor sculptures fabricated in polished stainless steel, oxidised Corten steel and powder-coated aluminium - the second, a dozen 450mm square resin paintings whose glowing, polished translucency allows their wooden stretcher bars to remain visible.
Dwyer's new resin works have their genesis in the plaster and cedar "stain" paintings for which he is best known. Fascinated by the way we experience colour in the digital age, Dwyer has recently focussed his practice on exploring the differences and similarities between pigment-based and light-based media.
In his 2017 catalogue for 'Grid / Colour / Plane' at Malcolm Smith Gallery, curator Julian McKinnon describes Dwyer's coloured resin works as having pigments that "... do not appear on the surface, as they would with most approaches to painting. Rather they exist within the material and are illuminated by its transparency ... akin to the electronic screen where coloured light is emitted from behind."
'The Caerulean Blue Room' is Johl Dwyer's fifth solo exhibition at Tim Melville.