Local artist, Veronica Caven Aldous' works explore the viewer's response to light and colour. Her painted canvases reflect onto all of the gallery surfaces, immersing the viewer in a variety of hues. The emotional response to each of the colours is interrupted by the inclusion of light boxes. These boxes imitate the square qualities of the canvases but sporadically change colours, surprising the viewer. The work relates to our relationship with the idea of the screen such as that of the television, computer, mobile phone, light box advertising, billboards and movie screen.
This solo exhibition by Veronica comes to Town Hall Gallery after she took part in the group show Assemble in 2009. "Veronica's work is bold and manages to affect the viewer in many different ways. People are naturally drawn to the colours she uses and they way the works are installed. We are extremely pleased to be able to show her works on a much larger scale this year". Mardi Nowak Curator.
"My work is fundamentally about play and the aesthetic experience that occurs during the art-making process. There is a speed and flow in the performance of the play and there is stillness in the internal experience during the play. I am researching contemporary colour field painting through painting, light boxes, manufactured materials like Perspex and video. Responding to the exhibition space is also a large part of the work." Says Veronica Caven Aldous.
Viewers can also discover more about Veronica's work and the intricacies of colour theory during the In Conversation program on Saturday 20 March from 2pm to 3pm. This program is free to attend, however rsvps are encouraged.
Town Hall Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, midday to 5pm. Recent Works by Veronica Caven Aldous will also be open on Sunday 7 March from 10am to 3pm in conjunction with the Hawthorn Craft Market. You can find out more about Veronica Caven Aldous and her work here.