Boundary Ride by Mateja Simenko

Thursday 08 September 2022 - Sunday 13 November 2022

Image: ‘Gang Dynamics’ by Mateja Simenko, (2019), oil on board. Image courtesy of the artist.

Working within the tradition of still life painting, Mateja Simenko makes her own paint from raw pigments to mimic the material vitality of everyday detritus. With measured brushstrokes she interchangeably submits to and resists the paint’s viscosity and its metallurgical predisposition for visual deception. Riding the ‘boundary’ between illusion and materiality, she highlights the ever-shifting autonomy of painting as a well of experience. The familiar ‘subject matter’ at the boundaries of representation playfully invites the viewer into its accessible spaces where hierarchies between accident and control, representation and abstraction, attraction and repulsion might be considered.

Exhibition details:
Thursday 8 September to Sunday 13 November
Location: Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, 182-186 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North


Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Date and time:
Thursday 08 September 2022 - Sunday 13 November 2022

182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North