Helen Smith, Blue Highway 43, 2020, oil  on canvas, 137 x 213cm
Helen Smith, Blue Highway 43, 2020, oil on canvas, 137 x 213cm

Helen Smith in Melbourne



For a ‘A False Baroque’, Art Collective member Helen Smith includes works utilising recycled packaging and packing tape as the building blocks for pieces that emerge from the detritus of the day, along-side oil on canvas paintings.

Marielle Soni from Gallery There curated the exhibition and organised to show the works with Stephen McLaughlan Gallery. Located eight floors above Flinders Lane, on the Swanston Street corner, the Stephen McLaughlan Gallery was established in 1994 and is a proud occupant of Melbourne’s iconic Nicholas Building. 

Helen Smith’s practice is influenced by a formal, minimalist view-point with simplicity of form and geometric abstraction generally contributing to the outcome. Oil on canvas paintings, large scale wall works, collage and photography, derived from an interest in social and cultural systems form the basis for her enquiry.



A False Baroque
GALLERY THERE

18 March - 11 April 2020
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Melbourne
Level 8 Room 16 The Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000
(On the corner of Flinders Lane)

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Friday 1pm-5pm; 
Saturday 11am-5pm;
 & by appointment

Helen Smith's Biography

 

L-R: Helen Smith, Upcycle 3 & 4, 2019, oil on found packaging, 12.5x40.5x4cm

Helen Smith, Blue Highway 42, 2019, oil  on canvas 137x213cm

Helen Smith, Blue Highway 42, 2019, oil on canvas 137x213cm