OK GALLERY 7PM NOV 4th 2011
5/1 FORBES ROAD, NORTHBRIDGE
Ben Barretto's early 'Assisted Paintings' are produced by mechanized structures, using low-fi technology, DIY building equipment and vibrant colour to update process-based action painting.
Barretto has since developed his work into an ongoing exploration of performance, movement, sound and painting, establishing a practice informed by his involvement in skateboarding and music. Barretto acts as the conductor of a synaesthesic orchestra of motion and colour; the resulting objects and installations open the dialogue between intuition and pragmatism and process and result.
SEE SOUNDS presents a series of Ben's experiments in painting and performance alongside woven rope works and a piece made especially for and in the gallery space.