18 October 2021
Grace Wright’s Painted Cacophonies Entice and Repel in Equal Measure on Ocula
Anna Dickie of Ocula explores Grace Wright's latest works and the inspiration for her painting practice.
"Just as Wright's very recognisable flat brushstrokes twist in unexpected ways, so does her work's relationship with a cacophony of influences, from Western art history to dance, nature, and the contemporary technological and socio-political moment.
In Alpha Paradise, Wright's inaugural show with Gow Langsford Gallery in Auckland in 2020, elements of 17th-century painting floated to the surface of large richly layered acrylic paintings harbouring coiling compositions rendered in the contrasting colour combinations of the Baroque. Across the gallery, Prussian blues, viridian greens, bright yellows, moody umbers, and turquoises and pinks bloomed."
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