Dissected by Time & Space
14 October – 10 December 2017
Since the Apollo mission to the moon in the 1960s, Michael Winters has pondered how he could combine both the earthbound landscape and the elements of time and space in one work. This was the challenge he set himself.
The idea to create “sculptural landscapes” gave Winters the means to combine these elements. His works are strongly three dimensional and the landscape is very clearly defined, however, it is cut open and punctured, revealing layers underneath. According to Winters, these layers are to be read as cosmic space penetrating the landscape and enveloping it.
Technically, the works start out as drawings on graph paper, from which he plans their construction and assembly using matt board and gouache.
An Orange Regional Gallery exhibition.
Elisabeth Cummings Retrospective
18 November 2017 – 21 January 2018
Since graduating from East Sydney Technical College in 1957, Elisabeth Cummings has quietly worked for nearly 60 years, producing a prodigious body of work. This retrospective exhibition includes 60 works across a range of media—paintings, drawings, monotypes, etchings and ceramics, with subjects drawn from still life, interiors and the landscape.
After winning the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship she studied abroad for a decade in Italy and France in the 1960s. Cummings’s absorption of a wide range of influences, including the European intimism of Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard, the teaching of Oskar Kokoschka, the paintings of Ian Fairweather and Australian Aboriginal art has informed the development of her unique and distinctive poetic vision, that ebbs and flows between abstraction and representation.
The exhibition includes some of her finest paintings of remote and beautiful places in Australia – Arnhem Land, the Pilbara, Lake Mungo, the Flinders Ranges, the Kimberleys and the edge of the Simpson Desert.
A Drill Hall Gallery exhibition curated by Sioux Garside. Supported by King Street Gallery on William, Sydney.
Image: Elisabeth Cummings, Journey Through the Studio (Wedderburn), 2004, oil on canvas, 175 x 300cm. Private collection. Courtesy the artist & King Street Gallery on William, Sydney.
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