Crashing by Design by William Holt
Address: 26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182
Date: 22 August - 29 September
Linden New Art director Melinda Martin said: "We are delighted to be launching our new gallery space with new work that features in the Melbourne Fringe Festival. We are working with Fringe to present workshops and further opportunities for artists over the next three years."
Crashing by Design reveals intense textual elements that revolve around the artist's ability to recycle disused and discarded paint and the use of found objects from Australia's natural environment.
As a well-known Australian abstract artist, William’s latest exhibition reworks and rethinks layers of paint allowing for hidden depths to develop and new textures to emerge. Featuring a variety of natural mediums and materials, William culminates years of experimenting with paint to create this series of organic 3D wall reliefs.
The contemporary series is inspired by William’s recent move to the coastal region of South Gippsland, as well as the immense dry riverbeds and vast wilderness he has experienced in Central Australia. These two contrasting horizontal environments are represented through the exhibition - whilst they are visually disparate, they equally evoke a totemic quality.