Nick Berry ‘Object/_Archive’

[November 3-21]

This show examines the role of the archive of performance, represented through material and text based work. These series of paintings presented here relate to these continuing themes of paintings about painting. They explore ideas of gesture, colour, and object intending to challenge viewers’ ideas of traditional painting practices, and the material limits of painting.

In using methods of display to explore ideas about the art object, relationships to art history and conventions within painting by exploring a variety of hanging options such as hanging paintings on their side or upside down, materials, and modes of display, of which are to my conversions which seek to pervert traditional modes of hanging and installation.

In 2010 Berry completed a MFA(Visual Arts) at RMIT, where he is currently undertaking a Masters in Arts Management. Object/_Archive will be Berry’s second solo show at Five Walls following a successful exhibition titled Standing Ovation….!!! in 2013.