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Tony Slater

Verandah Figure Bush

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
Opening: 11 am - 3 pm Sunday 10 February 2019
Exhibition dates: 13 February - 7 March 2019

The verandah has all sorts of resonance in Australia. For a start it is a good place for a glass or two. It is also a place of demarcation between the built and the natural, the known and the unknown, the safe and the wild. Possible some of that is in these paintings, after all they were made here. But more important is the light.

Midday the sun's brightness can flatten and almost dull the scene, later, objects are sculpted and chopped, edited by shadows. The colours deepen. Later still, single items are spotlit against a luminous glow.

In Australia light is always the subject.

But what about the figures? Despite their substance they look unsure. Are they contemplating the future, noticing something out of place or are they just looking?

What we do have here is the moment when a thought becomes, not an action, but a gesture.  




Collage, Drawing and Works on Paper

Defiance Gallery Newtown
Opening: 6 pm - 8 pm Wednesday 6 February 2019
Exhibition dates: 6 February - 14 March 2019
Preview dates: 11am - 2 pm Sunday 3 February

Defiance Gallery 47 Enmore Road, Newtown NSW, 2042 +61 (0)2 9557 8483 Gallery hours: 11-5 Wed-Sat
Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey
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