15 March - 1 April 2017, Five Walls Projects, Level 1/119 Hopkins St, Footscray
Douglas' series of paintings act as a testing ground for emergent relationships between three-dimensional sculptural structures and two-dimensional mark making.
Creating physical disturbances on the flat plane of her paintings, Douglas investigates methods of breaking up the rigid spatial constraint of the flat canvas by working with removable modules, demarcated areas and non-objective assemblages. Douglas likens the geometric assemblages in her paintings to small engines, creating chaos within the structural painted grid that has become a central focus of her recent work. By navigating the painted grid with clusters of sculptural elements, Douglas lets chaos erupt in the form of an arbitrary visual rhythm.
Five Walls signal box exhibition notes March 2017