Art & Design
Posted by Sean Irving
15. Jun, 2011
The art world can be as volatile and unpredictable as it is rewarding. Armadale’s Metro Gallery will be unveiling its ten year anniversary show Winter Solstice this Wednesday.
Metro has always exhibited a variety of artists, from blue-chip names to the emerging generation of Australian talent. Winter Solstice showcases one work from each of the gallery’s represented artists, which were created specifically for this occasion.
Even though the works share a winter theme, there’s an incredible diversity of style, medium and content on display. Pieces range from the explorative landscapes of an 83-year-old John Olsen to the meditative renderings of silent animals from eighties child Justin Lee Williams. Jasper Knight’s loosely painted celebrations of modern machinery and Michael Peck’s eerily calm sepia-portrait work are both highlights of the show, representing the stylistic extremes of contemporary Australian painting.
This is an exhibition greater than the sum of its parts. While the names on the roster are certainly impressive, it’s the irrepressible sense of accomplishment that makes this exhibition compelling. Here’s to the next decade.
Winter Solstice opens Wednesday the 15th from 6:30 pm at Metro Gallery
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