Callum Morton: Inside out

Callum Morton: Inside out

Anna Schwartz Gallery

February 13, 2023
Callum Morton
Inside out
February 11–April 15, 2023
Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane
3000 Mel­bourne
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–6pm,
Saturday 1–5pm

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Anna Schwartz Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings and pencil drawings by Callum Morton.

Cal­lum Morton’s instal­la­tion and sculp­tur­al prac­tice is inspired by archi­tec­ture and the built envi­ron­ment. His work has con­sis­tent­ly addressed the ​“archi­tec­ture of expe­ri­ence”—the moment of encounter between view­er and object, or view­er and built envi­ron­ment. Often, his works explore human inter­ac­tion with archi­tec­tur­al space through scale mod­els and facades of well-known build­ings. For exam­ple, Mor­ton rep­re­sent­ed Aus­tralia at the 2007 Venice Bien­nale with a scale mod­el of his child­hood home, designed and built in the 1970s in a mod­ernist style by his archi­tect father.

These six large paintings have as their starting point the exact scale of the windows in the Sirius Building in Sydney, a subject Morton has been interested in for some time as part of, more broadly, a catalogue of the lost, ignored and hidden.

“Some of them are paintings of a window where you are inside a room looking through a window into a room from the inside. Some of them are paintings of a window where you are inside a room looking through a window into a room from the outside. Some of them are paintings of things that are in a room that might be empty. Some of them are paintings of the obstruction of a view inside or outside a room These works are paintings, screens, holes and blockages.” CM

Morton’s work is held in important Australian and international public collections including, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Museum of Old and New, Hobart; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Queensland Art Gallery/​Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; and Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, among others.

Anna Schwartz Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Australia which has been owned and operated by founder Anna Schwartz since 1986, Anna Schwartz Gallery has identified and cultivated the careers of visionary artists from Australia and internationally. The gallery represents over thirty multi-generational artists and works on individual projects with artists and curators globally. Anna Schwartz Gallery distinguishes itself for its uncompromising conceptual position and contribution to culture spanning visual art, music and publishing, under the imprint SCHWARTZCITY.

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