2014 – Landscapes Exhibition 25 Feb

Beyond the Blue Pines 2014 oil painting on canvas 660 x 660 mm

I’m having another exhibition of landscape oil paintings at the Queen St Gallery in Woollahra. The show opens at 6pm on Tuesday 25 February 2014 and I’d love to see you there.

Sheona White, Head of Public Programs, AGNSW will be opening the exhibition and the highly respected Indigenous elder Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden will be coming along to conduct the Welcome to Country.

These works continue the landscape theme from last year but with larger oil paintings that contrast representational landscape paintings with other more abstract works.

The show runs from Tuesday 25 February for two weeks through to 9 March. Queen Street Gallery 28 Queen Street Woollahra NSW 2012 Australia facebook.com/QueenStGallery See you there! Guy

This exhibition of landscape oil paintings has a strong feeling of place, capturing moments in time on the land – or in the mind. Gestural sweeps of impasto cloud and mist are spread above the skumbled folds of viridian hills and the deep blue shadows of trees. The works strike a balance between the depth of representational landscape painting and the two-dimensional surface of abstract paint on canvas. The landscape is at once reduced to an essential, minimal surface and yet draws the eye in, to mist-covered hills and valleys.

Beyond that artful play between representation and abstraction, there is another geological layer in these works, a contemplation of place, of nostalgia, perhaps a journey and a sense that just over that next viridian hill could be the destination.

The oil on canvas works range in size with the largest being on 4×3 foot stretchers. They have multiple layers of oil paint laid down over time in glazes like geological layers.

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