Jeff Rigby

20 February – 16 March 2016

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Jeff Rigby

The Hungry Mile, Hickson Rd No. 2 50×65cm acrylic on canvas

Sunlight and Shadow

OpeningReception Tuesday 23 February 6pm
20 February – 16 March 2016

Sunlight and Shadow contains a variety of subjects, from vast open spaces to small dark interiors. In some, the sun is at high noon drenching the landscape, while in others it is filtered behind clouds or setting low in the west. Light and shade can create an almost theatrical sense of drama or perhaps it will just soften the image, imparting a dream like quality depending quality of space and structure of the subject.

Interiors provide a special play of light and shade. Time almost seems to stop when the light through the curtained window eerily highlights the wall and the rest of the room subsides into a mysterious inky blackness, overwhelmed by the recesses of the interior. Sunlight on a wall may throw up a distorted version of things which are out of sight and which we cannot see and only dimly understand.

The quality of light imparts structure to the picture. It is a great gift to the artist which he can manipulate according to his intentions, with the strong directional qualities of cast shadows throwing up some edges in sharp relief while others melt way into their surroundings.

In many ways light and shade transcends objectivity and the apparent truth of the image, welding many disparate elements into a coherent whole and finally becoming the subject itself. Rather than illuminating the truth, sunlight and shade may actually add to the mystery

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    Jeff Rigby

    Upstairs, The Royal Hotel Hill End 31.5×23cm charcoal and wash on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    The Palisade Hotel 45×35cm acrlic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    The "John Hunter", Balmain 40.5×78.5cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Sunset, Hill End 25×30cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Sheds, Hill End 43.5×66.5cm charcoal on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    Patonga Beach 25×30cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Low Tide, Umina 21×22cm gouache on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    Interior, Bryants Butchery, Hill End 31×23cm charcoal and wash on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    Hartley Valley 100×135cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Foyer with Dog, The Royal Hotel, Hill End 54×45cm charcoal on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    Finger Wharf, Walsh Bay 2 100×105cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    The Hungry Mile, Hickson Road No. 1 arylic on canvas 59.5×95cm

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    Jeff Rigby

    Burning Palms 1 25×30cm gouache on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    Phillip Lane 28×17cm gouache on paper

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    Jeff Rigby

    Burning Palms 2 25×30cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Burning Palms Beach 25×30cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Walsh Bay and Barangaroo Construction 60×79.5cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Summer Storm, Mudgee 35.5×35.5cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Shadows, Cockatoo Island 70×70cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Night Fall, Hill End 35×45cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    High Court, Detail 30×25cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    The Hammerhead Crane, Garden Island 60.5×64cm acrylic on canvas

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    Jeff Rigby

    Red Building, Parramatta Rd 39×50cm acrylic on canvas


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