oil on polycotton, 198 x 198cm
Ocular Drift is an exhibition of new works by Brisbane based artist Nicola Scott that explores the ambiguity and illusory nature of visual perception.
By combining smooth gradients and more loosely applied surfaces with geometric shapes, Scott’s recent works emerge through a build-up of layering, blending and masking. Each layer retains an autonomy, holding its own weight and sensation within the lively spaces created. Drawing on a playful internal logic, each new layer responds to and interrupts the forms and tones beneath. The resulting surface is a matrix of isolated yet interconnected portals, one that entices and tantalises the eye.
OPENING: Friday 18 September, 2020 – RSVP here
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Nicola Scott, stratum, 2020, oil on polycotton, 76 x 76cm. Photo: Marc Pricop.
Nicola Scott, matrix, 2020, oil on polycotton, 76 x 76cm. Photo: Louis Lim.
Nicola Scott, smooth pursuit, 2020, oil on polycotton, 152.5 x 152.5cm. Photo: Louis Lim.