Julia Morison

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1952

Tootoo

  • Gift of the artist, 2008
  • Mixed media on aluminium laminate
  • 2800 x 2400mm
  • 2008/043.a-l
  • 2006

Like a Gordon Walters painting doing the cancan, Julia Morison’s Tootoo makes ready to kick the high-minded formalism out of abstract painting and take the viewer on a wild, exhilarating dance. Folding and reversing on itself, and playing with positive and negative space, the work's elaborate structure creates a powerful visual conundrum. (Op + Pop, 6 February – 19 June 2016)