Wherever you go, there you are
9 June – 4 July 2018
Opening 6pm Wednesday 13 June
Artist Talk 3pm Saturday 23 June
Attributed to Confucius, the idea ‘wherever you go, there you are’ strikes a chord for this most recent body of work. Although seemingly disparate in subject, technique, medium and concept, the threads that weave this exhibition together are very personal, and bind the works together through the artist’s hand; landscapes are real and imagined, figures drift in and out, spaces converge.
This exhibition speaks of working in situ and in the studio, and highlights a juxtaposition of these two work spaces and the subjects and ideas that connect them.
Painting outside in the landscape involves managing the elements as well as the painting process.
The sudden gust of wind, an approaching storm, and the race against the fading light adds to the excitement. The moving clouds are so beautiful, but you have to be quick to capture them; the subject you are looking at is forever changing. Going back to the same place, you see it each time anew.
In contrast to working ‘en plein air’, working inside in a studio provides different challenges and boundaries. Paintings evolve over a longer time, the subject moves into an imagined place, the world of the mind emerges.