12 September 2011

Chromatic Fields, 15 Sept - 23 Oct, Kerikeri

Chromatic Fields is a collaboration between 
UK artist printmaker Duncan Bullen and musician Jamie Crofts 
that centres around a limited edition book
exploring the potential of printmaking for multiple rotations and permutations, 
as well as shared interests in composition, notation, repetition, drawing, music and silence.

The exhibition is on at Art at Wharepuke from 15 September until 23 October,
with an opening event on from 3-5pm on Sunday 18 September.

The book contains a drawing and a score: 
The drawing consists of points of colour arranged in patterned formations, 
which is rotated throughout the book by means of screen print, 
each time with the points of colour in a different position. 
The score is shown with all performance indications, 
staves and stems removed leaving only notes. 
What remains is contour and reflection. 
Interspersed between printed pages are blank pages as markers of silence.

The repetition of subtly different images implies an almost static temporality, 
in which the act of turning the page links the physical to the visual and aural.
Duncan Bullen (UK), Drawing #35.10 [Chro#3C5219], 2011

The book incorporates a CD of ten Chromatic Fields for piano, 
compositions consisting of 176 single notes. 
These are the 88 notes of a piano played once through and then repeated. 
The wall-based content, to be shown in relation to the book, 
consists of eighteen panels of image and score 
that can be arranged in various permutations.

Duncan Bullen (UK), Drawing #36.10 [Chro#3C5217], 2011

Duncan will be travelling to New Zealand to be present at the opening reception of the exhibition on Sunday September 18th from 3.00pm – 5.00pm

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