Museum of Brisbane

Spatial Deconstruction

  • Daily | 29 Aug 2019 - 12 Apr 2020
  • Free
  • Free
  • Dome Gallery

Emma Coulter’s installation as part of New Woman transforms the walls of the Museum’s Dome Gallery into a brightly coloured prism.

Spatial Deconstruction

Emma Coulter’s installation transforms the walls of the Museum’s Dome Gallery into a brightly coloured prism.

In Spatial deconstruction #21 (portals), Emma Coulter reinterprets the existing architectural structure of Museum of Brisbane’s Dome Gallery as a three-dimensional support for her site-specific painting.

The intervention traverses interior surfaces to create a painting that can be physically entered. Emma achieves this through a distinct language of restricted colour, scale and intersecting geometry.

Emma sees colour as a conceptual idea that, through arrangement, placement, proportion and geometry, can be manipulated to create deliberate outcomes.

Through her practice, Emma aims to challenge the hierarchy of art institutions by blurring boundaries between place, painting and the viewer’s experience.

Her work explores the boundaries between painting and the built environment through spatial work by using two and three-dimensional surfaces. The installation responds directly to the architecture of the Museum, applying her signature upbeat colour palette.

 

Images: Emma Coulter, Spatial deconstruction #21 (portals) installation in Museum of Brisbane’s Dome Gallery, 2019. Photos: David Chatfield.