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Tom Polo 'linger'

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Friday 9 April from 10am to 6pm Saturday 10 April from 11am to 7pm Tuesday 13 April from 10am to 6pm Wednesday 14 April from 10am to 6pm Thursday 15 April from 10am to 6pm Friday 16 April from 10am to 6pm Saturday 17 April from 11am to 7pm Tuesday 20 April from 10am to 6pm Wednesday 21 April from 10am to 6pm Thursday 22 April from 10am to 6pm Friday 23 April from 10am to 6pm Saturday 24 April from 11am to 7pm Tuesday 27 April from 10am to 6pm Wednesday 28 April from 10am to 6pm Thursday 29 April from 10am to 6pm Friday 30 April from 10am to 6pm Saturday 1 May from 11am to 7pm Tuesday 4 May from 10am to 6pm Wednesday 5 May from 10am to 6pm Thursday 6 May from 10am to 6pm Friday 7 May from 10am to 6pm Saturday 8 May from 11am to 7pm

In linger, Tom Polo continues his exploration into painting as psychological spaces. In Polo’s new work, bodies are submerged within a surface of swirling layers of paint, varied brushstrokes and painting techniques that create a complex surface plane where foreground and background appear to merge, melting from one state into the next.

Lingering on a threshold of presence and absence, what is painted in and what is painted out, Polo’s figures, — looming characters — are both revealed and concealed creating a surface tension that draws attention to the spaces in-between. The viewer's position, synonymous with the painting’s figures as both the looker and the observed, reveals a performative spectatorship. As if waiting in the wings to go on stage, the figures/viewers are simultaneously departing and arriving, embodying a place in which to reside longer than necessary but perhaps uncertain where that place may be.

The debut of a new video installation invites the viewer to engage in a space of witnessing and lingering. This complex relationship of the psyche and the individual, the artist and the subject plays out within Polo's sense of sophisticated theatrics.

Covid-safe information

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is a certified Covid-19 safe organisation. Visitor numbers are monitored, permitting 115 visitors inside the gallery at any one time. QR codes are to be scanned upon arrival.

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