Three Artists: Currin/ McFarlane/ MacDonald

There are some interesting cross-overs in the work by these three artists. All of the work has a painterly quality to it, including the cast bronze works by Craig McDonald, which have been hand painted. While the paintings by Garry Currin are landscapes painted on tin and aluminum, which give a three dimensional aspect to them. The canvas works by Scott McFarlaine are surreal scenes that are filled with fragments of landscape and figures. These elements cover the surface of the canvas emphasizing their object-ness. All of these artists have been exploring their own particular subject matter for some years, however their approach in this show reflect some unexpected connections.

  • Opening Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2013
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2013
  • Opening Time: Tues to Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm

Garry Currin's work is …"made major by a scope that encompasses not only the edgy physical attributes of its subject, but also the metaphorical implications, so that Currin actually captures the power, the darkness and the malevolence of the very thing that he paints."

Scott McFarlane is known primarily for his dark, powerful, spiritual landscapes but is equally competent in the ceramic discipline.Since graduating with honours from Otago School of Art in 1993, Scott has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand.  From 1997 - 98 was Artist in Residence at the Rita Angus Cottage, Wellington.  Originally from Wellington, Scott has spent time in Northland and Dunedin - the dramatic landscape of both islands influencing his painting.  He now lives and works in Northland.

Craig MacDonald first started working in bronze in the late 1980's in the studio of acclaimed New Zealand sculptor Paul Dibble. He has exhibited his works at numerous award, solo and group exhibitions with his work is held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. In 2011 MacDonald won the Montalto Sculpture Prize, an acquisitive award with a prize of $20,000, for his work Witness. MacDonald is also the Master Founder at the Garage Art Foundry in Elphinstone, Central Victoria, and works with artists from all over Australia to realize their sculpture through the process of bronze casting.

 

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