For the seventh edition of Spring1883, Sutton Gallery is pleased to present Field works, a new body of work by Gian Manik.
In Field works, Manik flattens the pictorial plane to position representational imagery as a pattern or field. Informed by a fascination with interminable surfaces and representations of endlessness, alongside his ongoing interest in textiles, these paintings lack any obvious focal point. Instead, they appear to extend beyond the picture plane. For Manik, the imagery in Field works is an attempt to unpack longstanding fixations and put representation to work as a process of expulsion.
Selected solo exhibitions: Field works, Spring1883, Sutton Gallery, 2021; Marouflage, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2021; Authentic Memories Generate Real Human Responses, Sutton Gallery Viewing Room, Melbourne, 2020; Paintings, Sutton Gallery, 2019; National Trust, Courthouse Gallery, Port Headland, 2018; Internal Audit, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne, 2018; Ventilation and Natural Light, Artereal, Sydney, 2015; First Outside, Inside Last, Caves, Melbourne, 2015; Umbrella, Anna Pappas, Melbourne, 2015; Foils Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2014, Big Recorder, ALASKA Projects, Sydney, 2013; and The Retreat to Representation, Venn Gallery, Perth 2012
Selected group exhibitions: Between the two, Caves, Melbourne, 2020; The drawing is just not there, Westspace, Melbourne, 2018; Painting, More Painting, ACCA, Melbourne; 2016, Farewell to Function, Gian Manik and Koji Ryui, Twenty Thirty Seven, Curated by Consuelo Cavaniglia, Sydney, 2015; Y3K Biennale, Curated by Christopher LG Hill, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Fresh Paint, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne, 2012.Artist’s profile