Heatwave is visually striking, bold and colourful, incorporating works across a number of styles and mediums. The exhibition explores the vibrant hues and shades that embody the summer season.
Maximilian Daniels throws himself into process, creating work that examines colour and its relationship to gesture and materiality. His sought-after works manifest by painting multiple layers oil paint over a period of many months. Daniels’ creates delicate, complex surfaces, that emerge over time and examine the subtleties of colour.
Anna May Henry‘s latest work is inspired by native flora discovered on a recent art adventure to the beating heart of our country. From Alice Springs, Henry journeyed into the Western Desert, one of the harshest environments on the planet. Her paintings capture small moments of beauty in the relentless desert heat.
Matthew Kentmann‘s subtle sky-scapes are motivated by his immediate environment that backs onto the Ku-ring-gai National Park, bordering the northern limits of Sydney’s sprawl. White Heat (2017) captures the dreamy, yet unsettling tones that set the sky alight in bush fire season.
Morgan Shimeld is a sculptor of immense talent with works characterised by attention to structure and form. His sculptures incorporate cast, welded and fabricated bronze and steel; manifested in luminous, fiery colours of the sunburnt landscape.
Heatwave: 28 November - 23 December 2017.