Esther Stewart 'Makin' Plans'

Utopian Slumps is pleased to announce the opening of Makin’ Plans from Esther Stewart on Saturday 4 May, 4 – 6pm.
 
Stewart’s latest body of work springs from the contrasting of simple shapes and colours, shifting and repositioning them in order to produce optical effects and clashes within the layout. Her paintings engage with their environment, mimicking the lines of constructed architectural space and echoing the visual language used in the mapping and planning of such spaces. Eschewing conventional perspectives, Stewart produces an illusion of space within their flat surfaces.
 
Stewart completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008, completing first class honours in 2010 and graduating from a Master of Cultural and Arts Management at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Solo exhibitions include Carton, Rearview, Melbourne, 2011; and Futurity, TCB Arts Inc, Melbourne, 2010. Recent group exhibitions include Group Work, Mr Kitly, 2012; Obus Wall Project no.6, Craft Cubed Festival, 2012; Debut 2010, Blindside, Melbourne, 2011; House Me Within a Geometric Quality, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, 2011; and Annual Manual: A Guide to Australian Design Now, Object Space, Sydney, 2011. She was finalist at the Incinerator Moonee Ponds Sculpture Awards, Melbourne, 2010; and the Craft Victoria Fresh! Awards, 2010.
 
Makin’ Plans will take place in the Utopian Slumps Project Room, Ground Floor, 33 Guildford Lane Melbourne, from 4 - 25 May 2013, together with Still I’d Sea from Rhys Lee in the main gallery space.