Everything Nothing Projects is proud to present an exhibition of paintings, drawings and constructions by Sidney Nolan, Trevor Richards and David Sequeira.
Two or more circles are said to be concentric if they have a common centre. For over 4000 years artists from almost every culture have been fascinated by this compelling format. A concentric arrangement of circles seems to draw the viewer’s eye to the centre of the design and at the same time the outer circles appear to radiate from the inside.
Whilst best known for his monumental, Ned Kelly series, Sidney Nolan was also acclaimed for his experimental approach to making art. Each of his ‘Cantos of the Eye’ drawings which were done in London in the early 1970s, is like a vortex of energy composed in coloured crayon and pastel.
Trevor Richards’ paintings and constructions explore the simplicity and complexity of circles. Each of Richards’ compositions is highlights the harmony, balance and perfection of the circle. Arranged in series, Richards’ work elegantly reminds us that the same central starting point can be used to generate infinite variations of scale and colour.
David Sequeira’s series ‘The Zen Picnic’ is constructed from plastic plates, trays, bowls and egg cups. Clearly influenced by Jasper Johns, Kenneth Noland and Tibetan sand mandalas, Sequeira's arrangements of domestic plastic ware suggest that experiences of pop, minimalism and spirituality can be found in the most humble of everyday materials.
Front window: Trevor Richards '3 D targets' Inside wall: David Sequeira 'The Zen Picnic'