Paul Williams explores motion and materiality in Australian landscape painting

Anna Pappas Gallery | 28-Oct-2016
Stone Rivulet', continues Paul Williams' painterly explorations of the Australian landscape, through a presentation of new works that reengage with the practice of landscape painting, through materiality and motion. The exhibition opens at Anna Pappas Gallery on November 11, at 6pm, and continues until December 3.
Venue: Anna Pappas Gallery
Address: 2-4 Carlton Street
Date: Opening: November 11, 6pm
Web: www.annapappasgallery.com
EMail: info@annapappasgallery.com
Paul Williams, Shoreline with Ruins, 2016, 19 x 27 cm, Oil on Dibond aluminium
Stone Rivulet' continues Paul Williams' painterly explorations of the Australian landscape, presenting works that reengage with the practice of landscape painting, through materiality and motion.

Williams courts the unexpected, and cites immediacy and improvisation as central to his practice. This experimental approach to landscape painting is evidenced by the highly gestural and fluid nature of the works, subsequently rendering the surface as dimensional and tactile.

Speaking to his practice, Williams states that '"¦the distortions inherent in the process of painting allow me to see things in a new light, a familiar yet unfamiliar landscape - the world as it is seen reconfigured in memory and dream imagery.' Williams transforms the dominant vernacular of Australian landscape painting through his visionary approach, remaining open to the influence of chance and intuition, in order to produce vigorous and immediate engagements with the landscape form.

Paul Williams completed his Master of Visual Arts at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2008. His most recent solo exhibitions include Sunken Garden at Neo Space (2014), Nothing Solid at Gallery 9 (2014), Background Noise at The Substation (2013), Ghost Gums at Gallery 9 (2013), Nature Walk at Mr Kitly (2013) and Time Frames at Seventh Gallery (2011). He has exhibited in a multitude of group shows, most notably The Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Finalists exhibition in 2014, Rock, Paper, Fissures at Utopian Slumps (2013), Project 13 - Jamais Vu at Anna Pappas Gallery (2013), The John Leslie Art Prize Finalists Exhibition (2008), The Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Art Fellowship Finalists Exhibition at The Victorian College of the Arts (2009), and The Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists Exhibitions (2002 and 1999). He has received the Alan Gordon McMillan Arts Award, the Rosemary Ricker Award and the Tania Brougham Award. Williams has work in the Macquarie Bank collection, the R.A.C.V. collection and private collections in Australia and Canada.

'Stone Rivulet' opens November 11, at 6pm, and continues until December 3, at Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street Prahran. For enquiries please contact info@annapappasgallery.com

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