Opening event Wednesday August 15, from 5.30pm
Bartley + Company Art, Wellington
A kind of knowingness, a strange beauty and a sense of something not quite definably familiar pervades the five medium to large paintings presented in this exhibition. A confident assertion of painting’s power, these constructed landscapes speak to life, to colour and the world we live in as suggestions, fragments and hints of things seen, experienced, felt.
Nature is prominent, weather patterns and earthquake forms surface; stillness and motion collide; colour jumps and surface components cohere to poetically open out a psychological space where, despite the unchanging canvas, meaning has mobility, response is felt, and nothing is absolute.
Image: Catherine Clayton-Smith, Sado-Motivator, 2018
Bartley + Company Art
Date(s) - 15/08/2018 - 08/09/2018