Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction

Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction takes as a departure point Bruce Nauman’s Vices and Virtues of 1988, which features ‘Faith and Lust’ in neon light, wrapped around a major building at the University of California in San Diego. The exhibition will explore the psychological implications of various modes of production in formalist art.

The exhibition brings together artists from the early years of Australian hard-edged abstraction (Sydney Ball & Tony McGillick) with contemporary artists from Europe (Frank Altmann, Christoph Bruckner & Guido Münch) as well as mid career and emerging artists from Australia who are influenced by and engaged with the legacy of formalist abstraction.

Date: 10/Apr/2009 to 02/May/2009
At: Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
List of Works: by Gail Hastings
sides: red versus blue
Bibliography: Alex Lawler, Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction, exhibition catalogue, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney 2009.
Flinders Street Gallery

Dir: Jason Martin
61 Flinders Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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