Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
20 July - 17 August 2019
Opening reception on Saturday, 20 July 2019
Same Scene Different Season takes as its starting point the violent history of the Digitalis purpurea—most commonly known as the foxglove. The exhibition presents a series of paintings based on a single image that, whilst repeated over and over, emphasise slight differences at each iteration. Installed in succession, colours resonate against one another to explore the perception of colour through the installation as a whole.
This body of new paintings extends Lovett’s interest in formal constraints and the act of repetition, a subject of an early series of works that explored the de-canonization of art historical images through sets of reiterated canonical paintings.