Lara Merrett: Casus Fortuitus

Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, 2016.

“In the past Merrett has worked on the more traditionally understood notion of a canvas. While she enjoys the process employed working in this way, pouring, pooling and evaporating paint on a crisp, primed white background, her recent drop sheet paintings have seen the artist allowing the work to be free from restraint and therefore more immediate. Long preferring to work on a large scale, the drop sheets have been a logical progression for Merrett, acting as ready-made supports that presented themselves organically through her studio practice, rather than having to be intentionally stretchered like the unanswered question of a blank canvas…” *

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