Crossovers at Fairfax Gallery with Ben Risk, Tom Williams and Phil Root
Conceived around ideas of play and improvisation, the show brings together 4 painters. Discovery through process is at the core of the work. Pulling source material from their surroundings, each artist improvises in the space between the figurative and abstract. Visual clues encourage the viewer to encounter the unfamiliar. Fleeting glimpses into histories and unfounded narratives construct a space where artist and viewer are met by memory, history and reminders of place.
Digressive journeys lead to open-ended dialogues where the possibilities are infinite. Configurations of gestures tirelessly work to reveal and hide themselves, demonstrating that they are alive, reflective, united and diverse. Like watching ice skaters vary their distances, each artist takes their separate line forward before returning to the mass.