Working with an expanded framework of painting, Eckersley positions the surface of an artwork as a site of material investigation. Through recasting traditional relationships with painterly practice, Partial coherence presents a space within which the canvas, the wall, light and the body are implicated in the realisation and experience of an artwork. Alongside painterly works, Eckersley utilises light installations, bronze sculptures, constructed shelving and garment making, in order to position surfaces, affect and material as uniquely interrelated concepts.
Primarily interested in the way the body interacts with abstract shapes, Eckersley’s work investigates the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on surfaces. Eckersley is a lecturer in Fashion Design, at RMIT University and received a PhD in Fine Arts (Painting) from Monash University in 2016 and is the art editor at the Deleuze Studies Journal, as well as a contributor to national and international conferences.
Exhibition to be opened by Dr Terri Bird (Monash University)
Exhibition text by Meredith Turnbull
Monday and Tuesday by appointment Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm Sat 11am – 5pm