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Even in Arcadia, There Am I
Recent paintings by Merrick Belyea reflect on environmental concerns and mankind’s curious appetite for destruction. Paring back the veneer of previously prepared paint layers reveals the detritus of process and the fragility of surface. The resultant muted tones uncover a fading memory of Arcadia and the abandonment of utopian ideals.
Merrick Belyea, Rottnest Island Ti-Tree, 2019
oil on board, 61 x 92cm.
From ancient times to the present, the Alps have had mythological, spiritual and romantic significance. Brad Rimmer recasts the mountain scenes of our vernacular memories, glowing in the haunting monotone of nightlight. He explores the darker meanings of the woodlands and the stark landscapes, the hidden truths often masked by touristic marketing and sentimentalised vacationist reverence.
Brad Rimmer, Nocturne 13,
archival digital print, 75 x 100cm.
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