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Chrominance: a visual exhibit

Exploring the boundaries of paint as a medium and colour as material, Emma Coulter presents a vivid and boundary-pushing solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery.

Saturated hues dominate the space where Coulter has created an altered experience for the viewer, challenging spatial relationships.

The concept of the threshold, a space of transition, infuses itself into Coulter’s work. Her paintings leap from the wall into the physical plane and contrasting colours communicate with each other forming a metaphysical element. The colours play off relationships based on placement, proportion and adjacency in response to space to construct prismatic realms where the imagination can take hold.

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Chrominance as an approach to painting unites site, colour and space, while also alluding to colour itself being dominant, rather than a secondary or expected element to the work. Relying on the way we view colours in relation to each other, Coulter creates an image based on shifting perceptions. The site‐specific works will expand on this theme, physically involving the viewer, as it is how we perceive them that determines their existence.

Through her approach to colour and painting, Coulter deliberately controls our experience in Chrominance – spatial elements will be revealed, destroyed and reinvented, defined by the site and situation, creating an interstitial space that exists between place and painting.

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Coulter is currently undertaking her Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and also holds a bachelor of Visual Art from the Queensland University of Technology.

Emma Coulter

Anna Pappas Gallery