Lincoln Austin

Lincoln Austin

Field of Vision

02 May–27 June 200902 May–27 Jun 2009

Lincoln Austin’s abstract sculptures meld the interests of minimalism and op art to explore the ways regular, repeated forms can generate optical illusions and effects. The Ipswich-based artist is known for his small intricate works, but this will change with the imminent opening of Brisbane’s new building Northbridge, which features his massive wall relief Once Again. For our show, Austin presents two different kinds of work: a collection of his glistening silver-mesh sculptures, with their permutations of interpenetrating rectilinear forms, and Field of Vision, a gallery-filling relief that covers the floor and two walls and creates dazzling effects akin to lenticular images—it’s his largest gallery piece to date. Austin is also our 2009 regional resident.


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