This sculptural installation by Madeleine Preston will be showing in the Clay Date exhibition at 541 Art Space – in Art Month. The show also features work by a number of the artists including Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Caitlyn Hurley, Rachael McCallum and Luke O’Connor. Come along to the opening drinks this Friday from 6-8pm – Level 1/541 Kent St, Sydney.

“…Ancient modernism is a response to seeing some of the key works of modernism in a recent residency in Paris. Often the works in the major galleries would show their age with some paintings yellowing, fading or cracking. I wanted to make work that reflected a sense of modernisms antiquity through hand built forms and broken surface treatment. The forms do not manifest the precision of pure geometry and the surfaces with their faded glaze and obscured patterns speak more of decoration than revolution. The wall works create the illusion of form through colour…” photo by docqment