David Sequeira in his office at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Image by Clinton Murray.
The DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY CURATOR AWARD invites guest curators to explore their own perceptions and expertise in a one-off exhibition opportunity at DMG. David Sequeira is a visual artist, curator and museum education professional based in Melbourne who explores language through colour and gesture. Sequeira’s show ‘Colour is a Verb’ embodies an interest in the profound relationship between colour and action. The exhibition features works by David Batchelor, David Cross, David Sequeira and David Thomas, who explore notions of colour through performance art, collage, painting and object-based environments.
‘Colour is a verb’
“At the heart of this project is an interest in the profound relationship between colour and action. More specifically, through this exhibition I want to suggest connections between colour, perception and gesture. Integral to the selection of works is an understanding of colour as an impactful spirited entity that encourages engagement and exchange. For me, these works extend the idea that colour exists on things and as part of things. Through Colour is a verb I want to explore the idea of colour as a kind of energetic force or presence. I am interested in colour as meaningless in its own right but embodying the capacity to conjure a range of associations and emotions because of its intimate connection with what people do with it and what it does to people.” David Sequeira, 2019
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