Action Stations is an exhibition of new works by Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor, and was born out of a long friendship and an enduring admiration for each other’s ever-evolving practices. While at first glance it may seem to be a purely aesthetic coupling, the successful pairing of Maloney and Paramor’s work lies deeper than their usage of colour and composition, humour and whimsy. The pastiche quality present in both artists’ work is a key connection, however it is their mutual interest in mortality, excess and desire that really align their practices of painting, collage and assemblage.
Excerpt from essay by Alexander Boynes
Louise Paramor (foreground) and Peter Maloney, Action Stations, 2014, installation view; photograph by Brenton McGeachie.