New paintings by John Andrews, photographs by Wendy Fraser and ceramic work by guest artist Kylie Rose-McLean.
Opening Night Saturday March 28th at 6pm. Please come along.
An exciting new exhibition of works by local photographer Wendy Fraser who has combined with Walcha's John Andrews - a talented abstract and traditional landscape painter - and guest ceramic artist Kylie Rose McLean from the Central Coast. This is Wendy and John's second collaboration, following on from their successes in Divergent Abstractions in 2012.
Please feel free to join Wendy, John, and Kylie Rose at Gloucester Art Gallery in Denison Street for wine and nibbles at 6 pm on Saturday 28 March. The gallery is open from 10 am to 4 pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays/ from 10 am to 1 pm on Sundays and Easter Monday.
Wendy's new photographs are a continuation of the Fourth Dimension Series,
which explores photography as a documentary medium. Images are taken hand-held, using a 35mm film camera, in industrial areas, railway tunnels and city laneways. The images are, however, abstract and colourful compositions - often with textures and tags which suggest something of ownership or the past. The photographs have been taken in Gloucester and Port Macquarie, along with Newtown in Sydney's inner south west - a terrific host for the layered surfaces which feature in many of the new works. This is Wendy's fourth exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery.
The inspiration for John's completely new body of work has been the stunning
tall trees in wet sclerophyll forests near Gloucester, plus a few foggy mornings. John uses a semi-abstract format in many of his paintings, while exploring the changes in light in tree canopies, and on the trunks and limbs. John has used acrylics on linen canvas to convey flickering light on real subjects with filmstrip impressions. Other paintings are on cotton and linen canvases, and explore the texture of paint as a way of expressing the huge variations within each colour. Others still have subject matters at variance with the above, and are presented in more traditional format - with quirky little things to draw your eye in.