ORIENTATION : LANDSCAPE

Catherine Boardman, Margaret Dix, Nicola Dunbar & Alexandra Mills
   
October
   
29
 -  
November
   
9
The urge to trap in two-dimensions, a piece of a place or the sensation it creates in us is strong and for centuries artists have pursued the representation of landscape in many media and formats.

INFORMATION

The urge to trap in two-dimensions, a piece of a place or the sensation it creates in us is strong and for centuries artists have pursued the representation of landscape in many media and formats.

This is a group exhibition of two-dimensional landscape work by four artists who work in different ways. It includes painting, drawing and prints ranging in size up to 70x100 cm. The landscapes represented are both Australian and European and include urban, aerial, water, outback and skyscapes. The project demonstrates how four individual responses to different kinds of landscapes in diverse media can still draw on common visual languages to produce a coherent experience. Their work depicts the lie of the land, the shifting shape of the sky, rock formations that demand our attention and the persistence of things that grow in those places.

Catherine’s focus is on how rhythm and repetition of form, light or colour in the landscape might affect the viewer’s perception of those characteristics. Margaret’s paintings are from her travels in the Kimberley and Greece. She aims to capture the feeling of these places which she found so affecting and while in some paintings she offers recognisable landmarks, in others she is simply trying to share the joyful experience of swimming in the camp creek at the end of a hot day or soaking up the ancient atmosphere in the Greek Islands. Nicola has focussed on the landscapes that can exist in skies, using multiplate woodcuts and Alexandra's works play on surfaces; following lines, marks and colours visible from a distance such as from the air, from the water or through the bush. These works represent the responses of these artists, to particular places and spaces and their attempts to capture them either for later reflection or to communicate the sense of a place to others.

 

 

The urge to trap in two-dimensions, a piece of a place or the sensation it creates in us is strong and for centuries artists have pursued the representation of landscape in many media and formats.

This is a group exhibition of two-dimensional landscape work by four artists who work in different ways. It includes painting, drawing and prints ranging in size up to 70x100 cm. The landscapes represented are both Australian and European and include urban, aerial, water, outback and skyscapes. The project demonstrates how four individual responses to different kinds of landscapes in diverse media can still draw on common visual languages to produce a coherent experience. Their work depicts the lie of the land, the shifting shape of the sky, rock formations that demand our attention and the persistence of things that grow in those places.

Catherine’s focus is on how rhythm and repetition of form, light or colour in the landscape might affect the viewer’s perception of those characteristics. Margaret’s paintings are from her travels in the Kimberley and Greece. She aims to capture the feeling of these places which she found so affecting and while in some paintings she offers recognisable landmarks, in others she is simply trying to share the joyful experience of swimming in the camp creek at the end of a hot day or soaking up the ancient atmosphere in the Greek Islands. Nicola has focussed on the landscapes that can exist in skies, using multiplate woodcuts and Alexandra's works play on surfaces; following lines, marks and colours visible from a distance such as from the air, from the water or through the bush. These works represent the responses of these artists, to particular places and spaces and their attempts to capture them either for later reflection or to communicate the sense of a place to others.

 

 

FEATURED WORKS

Catherine Boardman, Fallow Field, 2020, acrylic on canvas 40.5 x 50.5 cm
Catherine Boardman, Snow in Lucignano, 2019, acrylic on board, 28 x 35.5 cm
Margaret Dix, drink it in, 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, 75 x 102 cm
Nicola Dunbar, London Bridge, 2020, multiplate woodcut on paper, 38 x 56 cm
Alexandra Mills, Shadowed earth, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
Alexandra Mills, Scarred earth, 2019, oil pastel, gouache, charcoal on paper, 40 x 60 cm

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