Soft soil between our toes and jagged rocks underfoot. Are they fossil fuel deposits ripe for exploitation or sacred Dreaming sites?
Modern Baseball is a series of paintings that references Ellsworth Kelly's 'Red, Yellow, Blue III' (1966) and the artist's father Raymond Pauszek II's commercial sign paintings for the Dunkirk, New York, Little League Baseball Field. The new work by Tim Pauszek zooms in to his father's since destroyed signs to become closer to Kelly's colour field work (or do they zoom out of Kelly's work to become closer to Ray II's signs? I can never remember). The series addresses the traditional hierarchy between craftsman and artist, labourer and academic, and the hand and the head. The artist selectively borrows from Raymond Pauszek's signs to create abstract colour field paintings and then places them in a formal gallery setting. By doing so he questions if it is the content of a painting or the context in which it is viewed that generates its value.
Tim Pauszek is a Western New York native, born and raised a stone's throw away from Great Lake Erie in the Rust Belt town of Dunkirk, NY. He completed his bachelor's degree at Alfred University in chemistry and interdisciplinary art and was employed there as the 2D technician in Drawing, Painting, Photography and Printmaking. He is currently undertaking a masters by research in fine art with a focus on printmaking at UNSW, where he is a part of the collaborative print workshop Cicada Press. He roots for the Boston Red Socks, and understands why that's funny in Australia.
OPENING: Tuesday 30 July 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
EXHIBITION: 30 July - 10 August 2019
WHERE: AD SPACE - UNSW ART & DESIGN
ADDRESS: EG01, CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
HOURS: WED TO FRI 11AM-6PM, SAT 11AM-4PM
AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty.
Image: Tim Pauszek, The Moose Club, 2019, Oil on Panel, 80cm x 120cm