There is a cultural tendency to inscribe land as either feminine deity or something to be both worshiped while being broken, cultivated and fertilised. Both tendencies believe the inherent contradictions that exist between the romances of tenderness and care and the realities of possession and control.
Wes Fieldhouse‘s works in this exhibition reflect all of these environmental uses and abuses.
To make a landscape painting in the 21st century seems to be an almost quaint and useless endeavour. Yet, at a time when our environments are increasingly threatened, making space to revisit the genre seemed worthwhile.
Image: Wes Fieldhouse, Mount Manaia Study, 2018.
Date(s) - 09/09/2018 - 30/09/2018