18 March to 21 May 2017
In today’s world of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ and bestselling books on the Japanese art of decluttering, this exhibition delves into the artist’s pursuit of nothingness—or at least the next best thing. Reductionist techniques—repetition, limited or monochrome colour, seriality and plain-spoken materials—have been used by artists working in geometric abstraction, colour field painting, conceptualism and minimalism during the last century, and are today more relevant than ever. Less than: Art and reductionism presents works from the QUT Art Collection by Australian and international artists who employ a reductive approach or aesthetic, dating from the 1960s to now.
Michael EATHER, Pierre SOULAGES, Mervyn MUHLING, Christian CAPURRO, George WARD TJUNGURRAYI, Rodney SPOONER, Eugene CARCHESIO, Rosella NAMOK, Margery EDWARDS, Leonard BROWN, Ian BURN, Rover THOMAS, Sam CRANSTOUN, Arryn SNOWBALL, Rosalie GASCOIGNE, Donna MARCUS, Judith WRIGHT, Allan MITELMAN, Alex SETON, Turkey TOLSON TJUPURRULA, Daniel MCKEWEN, Alexander CALDER, Margaret WILSON, Robert MACPHERSON, Sean SCULLY, A.D.S. DONALDSON, John NIXON, Sol LEWITT, John COBURN, Trevor VICKERS, Peter ATKINS, Gemma SMITH