Garry Foye

25 October – 19 November 2014

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Garry Foy

Gate 2014 oil monotype 42×31cm

Capertee Reflections
Opening Tuesday 28 October 6-8pm
25 October – 19 November 2015

To be opened by Hendrik Kolenberg

Over the past ten years my work has related, almost exclusively, to the township of Glen Davis and the adjacent redundant mine-site and refinery, known as “The Poplars”, situated in the Capertee Valley seventy kilometres north of Lithgow. As a child I lived at Glen Davis for five years and was witness to the mine when it was still operational (If only for a short time) and at the period when it was shut down. The site has offered me a plethora of possibilities to act as catalysts for imagery in my work. Initially this took the form of drawings in which, I focused on the damage to the mountain and surrounding landscape, which the mining process caused. A selection of drawings from this period (2005 to 2010) are included in Capertee Reflections. All of the drawings were selected as finalists for either the Dobell Drawing Prize or the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize. In 2011 I embarked on a series of paintings, using the escarpments that surround the township and mine-site as a catalyst. In my current work my intention is to focus on what is left of the structures and machinery in the refinery area of the mine-site. These could take the form of a simple concrete slab on the ground or be as complicated as operational objects seen from beneath the main Retort. However I must stress that whilst my observations within the mine-site and surrounding area act as catalysts for my work they are just that, starting points. Once involved with the painting or drawing it is the process which becomes the vital factor in its direction and resolution.

Garry Foye

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Adit with Shadows 141×141cm oil on canvas

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    Garry Foye

    Two Tanks 31×24cm oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Black Clouds Above the Poplars 107×156cm charcoal, conte & pastel

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    Garry Foye

    Relic with Shadows 100×100cm oil on canvas

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    Garry Foye

    Adit # 2 31×24cm oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Elegy 2005 charcoal & ink 106×78cm
    Finalist 2005 Dobell Drawing Prize

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Escarpment 141×141cm acrylic on canvas

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    Garry Foye

    Adit and Skip Tracks 42×31cm oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Adit 42×31 oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Relic #3 2011 charcoal 106×78cm
    Finalist 2012 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Elegy #10 oil on canvas 100×100cm

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    Garry Foye

    Retort 42×31cm oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Relic with Shadows oil monotype 42×31cm

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    Garry Foye

    Relic with Shadows #2 oil monotype 31×24cm

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Elegy #9 – Seam 107×78cm Ink and Charcoal

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    Garry Foye

    Retort #2 31×24cm oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Below the Retort 31×24cm oil monotype

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    Garry Foye

    Beneath the Retort 100×100cm oil on canvas

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Elegy #11 ink, charcoal & conte 126.5×194cm (each panel framed separately)
    Finalist 2008 Dobell Drawing Prize

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Elegy #2 2005 106×78cm charcoal & ink
    Finalist 2006 Dobell Drawing Prize

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    Garry Foye

    Capertee Elegy #17 – Secrets Beneath the Poplars 2011 charcoal 106×78cm
    Finalist 2011 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize


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