Princess of the Riverina
Knowing Emma Beer is knowing her paintings. Each painting is a bi-product of her. Each an extraordinary pearl forged by a working process so focused, so honed, so expert and basically just completely natural. Form, colour, space, paint, matter, line – all these things are like oxygen to Emma, like making paintings is what she’s here for.
Hard-edged abstraction, the void, minimal space and line may be some of the fundamentals of her work, but these concepts are back-grounded by the surface, energy and nuance of her paintings, and they are anything but minimal. They are maximal, full of life, vibrancy and substance. Just like Emma.
You can check out her work really soon. Her show, Princess of the Riverina opens 6pm April 2 and runs until April 9 at SEVENTH gallery, Melbourne.
PRINCESS OF THE RIVERINA
Image list: from top to bottom.
One for the ages, 2014. acrylic and oil on canvas. 30 x 40cm.
Extracts of lustre, 2014. acrylic and oil on canvas. 42 x 49cm.
Deceptions and light, 2014. acrylic on canvas. 50 x 60cm.
Deadly skies and lustre, 2014. acrylic and oil on canvas. 50 x 60cm.
Inventions of space and light as far as the eye can see, 2014. acrylic and oil on canvas. 60 x 70cm.
Bum fuck no where. is good, 2014. acrylic on canvas. 50 x 60cm.
Heat waves and stature, 2014. acrylic on canvas. 50 x 60cm.
Brilliance and mirage, 2014. acrylic and oil on canvas. 60 x 70cm.