current
Exhibition
Perchance
3 May - 25 May 2024

Artereal Gallery is excited to present Perchance
a solo exhibition by Max Lawrence White.

 

Exhibition Opening Event:
Saturday 4 May from 2 – 5pm

 

This May, Artereal Gallery is thrilled to unveil Max Lawrence White’s fourth solo exhibition, a testament to the artist’s evolving painting practice. Featuring a collection of his latest paintings, each piece showcases White’s distinctive visual language and recognisable aesthetic. Yet, this new body of work heralds an exciting new departure. While hand-painted, these pieces employ randomly generated colour palettes, seamlessly blending traditional techniques with twenty-first-century computer technologies. Drawing inspiration from the rich legacy of geometric abstraction and formalist traditions, White’s paintings epitomize contemporary artistry at its finest, marrying the artist’s personal touch with technological innovation.

Installation photography by Jessica Maurer.

Perchance presents a body of new work that uses chance to dictate the creation of new paintings. In this collection the artist explores the possibilities of palette and composition through taking decision out of their hands.

210 colours from the artist’s studio were numbered then fed into a random sequence generator. The generator was programmed to select combinations of seven numbers at random, the correlating colors of which became the palette of each work.

A single composition was used for each painting, made up of 2 rectangles and 5 squares enclosed within a square structure. This structure brings balance and order to the otherwise chaotic colour palette.

By allowing randomness to dictate the selection of colours, each painting becomes a blend of unexpected hues, inviting viewers to contemplate the interaction of colour. Through this innovative approach, the artist seeks to challenge their creativity and biases and invite viewers to engage with the unpredictable nature of colour. Each painting is a unique expression of the intersection between chance and design that is open to interpretation from the viewer.

Max Lawrence White is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice is primarily concerned with painting. White’s practice is centred on colour and its tendency to be inexhaustible within its combinations, readings and meanings. Through his works, White aims to present an unconventional experience and a challenge to how the viewer perceives colour. White has exhibited widely across Sydney and Melbourne, and has held three solo exhibitions at Artereal Gallery since 2019.  White’s work has appeared in publications including VAULT Magazine and Aesthetica. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT in 2011 and went on to complete an Honours degree in Fine Art at the Victorian College of The Arts in 2012.

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Prices are correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change without notice.
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Max Lawrence White

173, 200, 123, 70, 30, 17, 39

2024, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 90.7 x 90.7 x 4cm
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29, 58, 127, 27, 19, 59, 106

2024, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 60.7 x 60.7 x 4cm
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Max Lawrence White

137, 22, 108, 166, 187, 129, 82

2023, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 30.7 x 30.7 x 4cm
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Max Lawrence White

36, 20, 208, 97, 63, 1, 130

2024, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 90.7 x 90.7 x 4cm
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Max Lawrence White

92, 32, 75, 152, 31, 160, 184

2024, acrylic on board, brushed aluminium frame, 60.7 x 60.7 x 4cm
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Max Lawrence White

190, 74, 34, 172, 90, 80, 111

2024, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 60.7 x 60.7 x 4cm
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Max Lawrence White

211, 84, 203, 103, 138, 187, 117

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Max Lawrence White

150, 162, 121, 177, 78, 113, 141

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Max Lawrence White

119, 46, 139, 125, 206, 45, 40

2024, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 60.7 x 60.7 x 4cm
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Max Lawrence White

113, 57, 50, 152, 54, 25, 111

2023, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 30.7 x 30.7 x 4cm
$1,000
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Max Lawrence White

30, 144, 94, 90, 205, 160, 186

2023, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 30.7 x 30.7 x 4cm
$1,000 (SOLD)
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Max Lawrence White

202, 112, 76, 61, 140, 150, 12

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Max Lawrence White

58, 13, 136, 88, 72, 19, 95

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Max Lawrence White

143, 210, 155, 120, 81, 179, 118

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Max Lawrence White

39, 190, 188, 27, 78, 204, 122

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Max Lawrence White

170, 194, 11, 182, 35, 161, 43

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$1,000
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Max Lawrence White

18, 193, 24, 55, 131, 165, 124

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$1,000 (SOLD)
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Max Lawrence White

167, 177, 105, 29, 86, 96, 207

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Max Lawrence White

102, 125, 141, 71, 126, 189, 69

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Max Lawrence White

164, 185, 163, 100, 180, 3, 28

2023, acrylic and enamel on board, brushed aluminium frame, 30.7 x 30.7 x 4cm
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Additional Information

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