In his 1991 book 'National Life and Landscapes: Australian Painting 1900-1940', Ian Burn wrote about…
HILL SMITH GALLERY, UNEASY IDYLL 不安的牧歌
DEIDRE BUT-HUSAIM, MATT R. MARTIN, SHANNON SMILEY, ADRIANE STRAMPP
Hill Smith Gallery will be exhibiting the works of four painters, Deidre But-Husaim, Matt R. Martin, Shannon Smiley and Adriane Strampp in the group show ‘Uneasy Idyll’ at Art Central during Hong Kong Art Week.
While each artist is unique in their method and interpretation, the artists share themes associated with the figure and the landscape such as the illusion of the idyllic, ambiguity and time suspended. All four approach their practice with great skill and technical knowledge, the resulting paintings allowing a breadth of interpretation yet remaining visually and thematically sympathetic with each other.
ADRIANE STRAMPP explores the theme of the Romantic landscape, the intangible and the evocative, the search for a sense of place, and the desire for connection, a reflection of her own peripatetic background. Interest is not in the mimetic representation of landscape, but rather the suggestion and presence of the viewer observing, present yet separated from that which he sees. It traces both the literal and the emotional journey of a landscape remembered, the search for familarity, and explores triggers that help us connect the past with the present.
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March 21 – 25
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