Playing With Space

Sarah Trethowan

6 - 24 September 2011
Opening Tuesday 6 September, 6-8pm
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Interested in exploring the basic elements of line and colour in an abstract, non-representational way, Sarah Trethowan is a painter and printmaker with more than 40 solo and group exhibitions to her name.

”I’m searching for the elusive and intangible in my artwork. I see my paintings as reductionist rather than minimalist although this probably amounts to the same thing.

”Simple, colourful shapes and a variety of lines appear on the flat surface of my canvasses, suggesting movement and energy.

”The eternal circle is a predominant image but I am also interested in exploring intervals, pauses and a change of direction.”

Inspired by the forms of Mondrian, the movement of Miro and the precision of Agnes Martin, Sarah Trethowan has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Brisbane and regional Victoria. Solo and group shows include the National Gallery of Victoria; Benalla Gallery; Cowra, Albury and Mildura Regional Galleries; Fremantle Arts Centre; 69 Smith St and Wangaratta Gallery.

Having studied at the Birmingham Polytechnic School of Art & Design followed by her Masters at the famed Central School of Art in London, Sarah Trethowan moved to Australia a number of years ago and currently resides in rural Victoria.