Doubles and Trebles was originally conceived as a collaborative project between artists Emily Hartley-Skudder and Hamish Coleman for Ramp Gallery in Hamilton, exhibiting from 24 March - 11 April this year. Doubles and Trebles (Reprise) is a re-presentation of this show.
At Ramp Gallery, the project was accurately described thus: "For Doubles & Trebles, Coleman and Hartey-Skudder combine their practices to expand and explore the process of making and the act of viewing. References to representational painting play off against formal qualities; the surface is emphasised and the 'paintings' pose as backdrops, objects, photographs, and shadows on walls. The artists' studio approaches are deconstructed and begin to fold back into each other - disrupting the viewer's notions of order and completeness, and broadening discourse around the medium of painting by moving beyond the picture plane."
Press release courtesy Jonathan Smart Gallery.