JAMES PARRETT + EMMA LANGRIDGE- Intersect

Gould Galleries and Andrew Gaynor are proud to present Intersect, a collaborative exhibition featuring James Parrett (sculpture) and Emma Langridge (painting). Opening on Thursday 24 February 2011, Intersect is the first time these long-term colleagues have shown their work together.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gould Galleries in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 24 February 2011 to Saturday 26 March 2011
Launch Thursday 24 February 2011, 6pm- 8pm

M-eight, 2010 image M- twenty two image M- twelve image M- fifteen (inset sweep) 2011 image M- sixteen 2011 image M- fourteen 2010 image M- twenty image M- twenty four image Red form 2010 image Aperture I 2010 image Continuous plane II 2010 image Twelve views 2010 image Exponent 2010 image Stacked forms 2010 image 6 planes image 4 views  2009 image Aperture III 2011 image Irregular image Gradual progression image

Published by Gould Galleries on Tuesday 04 January 2011.
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The elegance and simplicity of the line inspire both artists – straight lines for Emma; curvilinear for James. Unconcerned by fashion, they explore these non-objective motivations utilizing individually set rule, which may of course be broken as new aesthetic possibilities reveal themselves.

James Parrett’s continuing fascination is with the aesthetic potential of the circular form. Through the dissection and reconfiguration of radial arcs, new and intriguing possibilities are created by the artist which challenge and defy a viewer’s expectations.

Emma Langridge’s paintings create a classic visual conundrum. Physically, they are composed of few elements – line, proportion, colour, support and medium – but visually and perceptually, they resonate with incredible complexity.

James Parrett has been a finalist three times for the McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Award (2005, 2007, 2010), four times for the Montalto Winery Sculpture Prize (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010) and twice for the Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture (2008, 2010). He has also participated multiple times in Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney) and Lome Sculpture Prize (Victoria). Recent commissions include Mandalay at Beveridge for Metricon and the Hume Highway Commission (Beveridge, 2009), the Australind foyer, Rhodes Corporate Park (Sydney, 2008) and a wall piece for Becasse Restaurant (Sydney, 2006).

Emma Langridge completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) at the University of Western Australia in 1996. Following critically acclaimed exhibitions with Goddard de Fiddes Gallery in Perth, her work entered the prestigious collections of Heytesbury/Homed a Court and Bankwest. Since relocating to Melbourne in 2001, Emma has held seven solo shows and participated in fifteen significant group exhibitions across Australia, and is represented in numerous important public, corporate and private collections. She was recently commissioned to create artwork multiples for the Citadines Hotel in Melbourne.

Artist Talks
Meet the artists Saturday 19 March 2-4 pm
Informal floor talk commencing 2.30 pm