"Some of (her) larger pieces are reminicent of Ad Reinhardt, in which colours were allowed to overlap each other in fluctuating greys."
Dr David Bromfield, Art Critc Brown Art Consultants
Serena McLauchlan graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2000 after completing a BA Visual Arts Honours degree which included a six month study exchange at the Amsterdam School of Arts, The Netherlands in 1999. In 2000 following a studio residency at PICA she joined Spiral Studio Artist Collective in Murray Street producing studio work and exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition ‘Monochrome’ was held at Art House Gallery Northbridge in 2001 followed by exhibitions at The Church Gallery, ‘The White Show’, Turner Galleries, ‘Ink + Air’ and inclusion in invitational awards; Bank West Art Prize, Sir Charles Gairdner Art Prize and Joondalup Art Award. Serena’s painting practice explores process painting, the visceral material of paint, light, matter and the visual sensation of crystallising colour in monochromatic expanses, reinvigorating the relevance of ordinary sensory experiences. Use of poured wax encaustic exploit the sensual and tactile. Temporary ephemeral installations, paste-ups and 'woven light' pieces work site specifically with colour, formal concerns, context and pushing the boundaries of painting as an extended medium.
David Edgar was born in Fremantle in 1961. Edgar has a BA Visual Arts, majoring in painting from Edith Cowan University. Edgar has exhibited widely, in numerous solo and selected group exhibitions. His paintings are held in private and public art collections.
"Growing up on the side of Mt Clarence looking out over Princess Royal Harbour I have been constantly intrigued with the visual field of sea, land and sky. How to portray this interplay of form, colour, tone and pattern and relationship to grandeur and emptiness, splendour and ephemera has been a lifelong ambition."
David Edgar 2013