Taking its title from the poetry of Sappho, Come Close was a group exhibition of the work of Leonard Brown, Christian Flynn, Ian Friend, Gordon Shepherdson, Amber Wallis and Judith Wright.
Placed together, the artwork of these six artists is as cohesive as it is distinct. This cohesiveness comes from a shared commitment to the materiality of process and to working with the tensions of form and formlessness. Building through and out of this process the resulting artworks are objects for contemplation that reveal something about the poetics of experience.
A catalogue was published that includes an essay coauthored by Arryn Snowball and Megan Williams. The catalogue can be purchased from our online shop.
3.00pm Saturday 9 February 2019
Opened by Claire Sourgnes, CEO | artisan
2.00pm Saturday 9 February 2019
Amber Wallis and Christian Flynn in conversation with Arryn Snowball
6.00pm Wednesday 27 February 2019
Leonard Brown in conversation with Angela Goddard, Director, Griffith University Art Museum
Installation view of Come Close at USC Art Gallery, 31 January to 16 March 2019. Photo: Carl Warner.