Tilman and Dan Elbourne

Tilman and Dan Elbourne

Tilman, who is one of the art world’s most distinguished figures, is preparing three works for the newly formed Alexandra Lawson Gallery in Margaret Street in Toowoomba. The display by Tilman, who spreads his year between France, Italy and the United States, will be a three-art showing featuring two works on paper and small structures/sculptures. His exhibit will be a highlight when ALG is officially opened.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be able to exhibit Tilman’s work,” says the gallery’s principal Alexandra Lawson. “He is particularly interested in an individual’s perception of his art through their physical engagement with it, often making environments or assemblies that one is required to walk through.

“Tilman also creates paintings that are fabricated.

“For example the paintings in his series titled ‘House of Colour’ are constructed from multiple coloured components and are as beautifully constructed at the back as they are at the front.

“He also has the distinction of being the co-founder and artistic director of the Center of Contemporary Non-Objective Art in Brussels and he plays a key in the exhibition and dissemination of his type of work.

“Tilman undertakes commissions and shows his work globally as so it is very, very exciting to have an artist of his stature supporting the gallery.”

ALG, Tilman, Untitled 2016

ALG, Tilman, Untitled 2016

Californian-born Lee Walton, another internationally acclaimed artist, is also making a contribution to the gallery. Walton’s work, which is regularly associated with sports, has been exhibited in a variety of media including drawing, concept-based systems, performance art, video art and public projects. Several of his projects were included in the 2013 visual art exhibition, Art of Sport, at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

Backing up Tilman and Walton initially will be highly talented Australian artists Dan Elborne, Kyle Jenkins, Tarn McLean and David Usher.

“In opening the gallery I am aiming to provide a platform to purchase, support and represent cutting edge contemporary artists,” Alexandra says.

“I am also looking to support new collectors to add to their collections as well as providing an opportunity for developed collectors to add to their collections.”

Once opened, access to the gallery can be accessed by appointment or a visit to the stock room can be arranged by contacting Alexandra.

ALG, Tilman, House of Colour 2016

ALG, Tilman, House of Colour 2016

Words by Graeme Kelly
Images supplied

Alexandra Lawson Gallery
249 Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350.
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