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Exhibition opening - Adam Norton, New Flags

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18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Adam Norton

'New Flags'

Atrium Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center

Opening Celebration & Artist Talk: Tuesday January 23rd, 4-7pm. Artist Talk 5.45pm

Exhibition continues until 28 January

Monday - Friday, 11:00 - 5:00PM & by appointment


In these new works produced on residency at 18th Street Arts Center, Australian artist Adam Norton uses postcard images to extend out the picture plane and produce broader paintings that take on the flat aspects of flags. The found images mostly consist of iconic American geography that has been mediated by the hand of man - cityscapes, bridges, landscapes such as Mount Rushmore - and contain mechanical and technical architectures of large scale engineering and manipulation. Norton places these small postcard images into the new context of a larger, planar landscape. This process isolates the original image within a new two-dimensional space and lends the new complete image a flag-like quality, whilst retaining a tension between the three-dimensional quality of the original image and the flat color field of the new picture plane.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.


Image details: Adam Norton, Mount Rushmore flag, pigment ink and synthetic polymer on paper


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Adam Norton

424 385 1567

ammnorton@hotmail.com

http://www.adamnorton.net

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