For the past four years Ryan Renshaw Gallery in Brisbane has held an exhibition under the title ‘Test Pattern’ which gives several graduates fresh from art school their first taste of the commercial art world. This year’s exhibition includes the work of six artists in varied arts practices – Jared Worthington, Hannah Piper, Caitlin Franzmann, Yavuz Erkan, Dord Burrough and Dana Lawrie.
According to one of Tom Polo’s 2011 text based art works shown earlier this year at Grant Pirrie in Sydney ‘Somebody once told me that even one bad painting in an exhibition will stop people remembering an otherwise stellar show‘. Fortunately, there are no bad paintings in this exhibition.
Tom’s work (presented in Brisbane by Diagram Artist Run Initiative) appears in the window space at Ryan Renshaw Gallery this week – opening Friday night 18 November. Shows by Nicholas Folland ‘Domestic Distractions‘ and Laith McGregor ‘Spook’, open at the Gallery the same night.