Wasps presents ‘Echoes’, a new body of work from Anne Goldrick at The Briggait, curated by Fraser Taylor.
Exhibition Open: 20 Aug - 24 Sep
Anne Goldrick’s new body of work ‘Echoes’ considers the application of paint on two dissimilar surfaces. Paint is applied to a ridged wooden panel with a loaded brush, scraped with a spatula, dragged by a rag, or dusted with powdered graphite. Moves are made quickly and layers of varying density appear. While the paint is wet a sheet of fine transparent paper is gently placed on top of the painting. The artists hand gently rubs the back of the paper and when the paper is pealed back an echo of the painted image appears. The echo reveals a transferred mirror image lifting the residue of the unsettled surface of the painting. The print exposes the construction of the work making visible lines of thick excavated paint and shadows of undefined forms. The surface is not altered, exposing the absorbed trace of Goldrick’s gestural painting. The two opposing surfaces sit side by side in dialogue with each other. The intense painted surface of the wooden panel in contrast with the spare marks on the paper, both revealing images which infer translations of landscapes.