RECENT EXHIBITION: UNDERSTORY
An exhibition of paintings about Tasmania's grim colonial history - as seen from a safe distance
A series of large, complex images intended to intrigue and disturb viewers. The playful beauty of these oil paintings, with their humorous characters and seductive colour doesn’t quite obscure the darkness and violence of the subject matter. Expect anthropomorphic forests infested by inchoate, chthonic figures and strange encounters with the all too present inhabitants of “Terra Nullius” as the colonisers set about the business of exploiting the antipodes. all the paintings
Understory, a joint exhibition with glass artist Helene Boyer, opened on 12 November 2021 and was on show until the end of the month.
I was delighted to hang my paintings alongside Helene's wonderful glass representations of Tasmanian Fungi. And we still have beautiful artwork in the gallery for you to admire.
Where to find us:
Art, Life and History - Elizabeth Barsham's blogs
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