No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting is an exhibit showcasing the work of nine Aboriginal artists from the remote northwest region of Australia. The paintings incorporate sacred and ceremonial objects, traditional symbols and themes with a modern interpretation. The exhibit opened this week at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell. Andy Weislogel is a curator at the Johnson Museum and he joined Crystal Sarakas to talk about the exhibition.
The nine artists whose work is part of the exhibition are Paddy Bedford, Janangoo Butcher Cherel, Tommy Mitchell, Ngarra, Boxer Milner Tjampitjin, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Billy Joongoorra Thomas, and Prince of Wales (Midpul).
The exhibition is on display through August 14 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca.
Photo: Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Marawa, 2012. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd, courtesy Papunya Tula Artists. (Photo: Sid Hoeltzell)