Lara Merrett Exhibition Opening
137 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, 2011, Australia
2nd March 2018
COMA is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by acclaimed Australian artist Lara Merrett, titled High-Rise. The presentation acts as both a follow up and response to Merrett’s participatory installation This Is Not A Love Song, featured as part of Sydney Contemporary 2017, which marked a dramatic change in Merrett’s practice. In This Is Not A Love Song Merrett allowed the viewer to interact with her physical interrogations into the relationship between painting and its surrounding architecture, resulting in a changed and manipulated work kept separate from the artists control. Through this new body of work with COMA the analysis and study of the audience reaction has resulted in a selection of large wall based pieces that continue to draw upon principles of abstraction and a colourist practice.