CCAS: Shapes of Doubt

Exhibition by Hannah Beasley.

Artist statement: I am fascinated by ruptures in perception and their potential to prompt new and unpredictable visual experiences. I take patterns from Islamic geometric decoration and use competing visual cues to hold these structures on the verge of collapse with tension between flatness and relief, between abstract form and spatial illusion, between the centre and the infinite repeat, between lines collected into shapes and lines as single temporal trails.

I am interested in manipulating these forms to generate permanent states of doubt. Paintings which cannot be seen at once but which dissolve and reform as meditations on the impossibility of knowledge.

This exhibition is held at CCAS Manuka. Gallery opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, 11am-5pm

  • Hannah Beasley, 'Shilly Shally' (detail), 2016. Image courtesy the artist