FEBRUARY-MARCH 2017

'So green it hurts'

'So green it hurts'

michelle hungerford: LANDSHAPES

24 February - 24 March 2017

Michelle Hungerford lives and works in Tamworth NSW, Australia, as a full-time working artist who is predominately a painter of the landscape. 

“Michelle Hungerford’s paintings representing something seen as surely as something that has been felt. Hungerford’s painting has evolved from pure abstraction to figurations, from colourful and sharp-edged to gestural and subdued, to a current and fascinationg style that incorporates aspects of all these approaches. ”

— Andrew Frost - Curator


Bonding,40x40 cm acrylic on board

Bonding,40x40 cm acrylic on board

Charmaine Pike: EVERY NOW AND THEN

24 February - 24 March 2017

In recent years Charmaine has begun to receive the respect and recognition she is due. In 2012, her solo exhibition at Tamworth Regional Gallery was met with great acclaim.

Charmaine Pike’s landscapes look inwards exploring psychological tension. Through her imagery Charmaine imbues each subject, be it a rock, tree, branch or log with uncanny emotional expression.

Charmaine employs personification, that is, the act of giving an object human characteristics. These elements become players with the changing landscapes as their stage. The feelings given from and amid the objects create a personal connection between the viewer and the work through a common emotional language we all recognise and understand; struggle, pain, loneliness, despair and isolation.

Represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney and GallerySmith, Melbourne

http://www.gallerysmith.com.au/

http://www.defiancegallery.com/