sides: red versus blue

GH made sides: red versus blue in 2009 and included the artwork in Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction at the Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, in 2009. sides: red versus blue is a standalone artwork. The artwork's medium includes acrylic on wood, watercolour and lead pencil on paper, and comprises of four components measuring, overall, 60 x 190 x 60 cm.

Encyclopaedia of being on the wrong side in art

a. An unknown red in the known space of art where everything has already to be known to be art.

b. A known blue in the unknown space of art where everything has as yet to be known to be art.

c. Where an ongoing discussion rages between those who drink coffee all day, on whether it is inevitable or not for red to be on the side that is blue and for blue to be on the side that is red.

d. Where someone momentarily pauses in their argument and sighs with sadness at the inevitability of being on the wrong side in art.

[Floorplan details]

  • a space where one always knows what will happen next
  • a space where one never knows what will happen next
  •  red rectangle hanging on the wall
  • 10cm high, 30cm wide and 10cm deep
  •  blue rectangle hanging on the wall
  • 30cm high, 10cm wide and 10cm deep
  •  chair window table with coffee cups rug