Olsen Gallery, Sydney
May 2017
George Byrne’s Color Field series resonates with a quiet, deductive intensity. Borrowing from the clean, vivid clarity of modernist painting, he also references the New Topographics photography movement via a subject matter firmly entrenched in the urban everyday. Byrne’s oeuvre is to spin banal urban scenes into seismic moments. He seeks the subliminal and sublime in the everyday.