False Histories & Confluence

6 - 22 July
Concurrent Solo Exhibitions

The Metropolis Gallery is hosting two solo exhibitions in July, with colour and light dominating the work of the two female artists.

Heather Stewart: False Histories

Heather Stewart After Ambrosius Benson Oil on Canvas 40x30cm

Heather Stewart’s paintings and drawings are driven by an interest in the nature of identity and focus on the mysterious historical figure of Mary Magdalene. Heather explores how powerful imagery has created a false history of Magdalene’s character, with resultant works evolving through passages of painting that at once reveal and conceal; break and mend; fragment and unite, creating a metaphor for how we have come to know this elusive identity.

Catherine Robertson: Confluence 

Catherine Robertson Victorian Land and Light Acrylic on canvas 91x122cm

Catherine Robertson sees her paintings as an expression of the subconscious processes of life experience and the landscapes of the Australian bush and Papua New Guinea. Catherine’s paintings are an expressive deconstruction of landscape in which the dispersion and layers of colour and light have been strengthened by her interest in artists like Claude Monet and William Turner. 

Enjoy Opening Night of the two exhibitions from 6-8pm Thursday 6 July. Metropolis Gallery 64 Ryrie Street Geelong. The shows run until 22 July. Weekdays 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10 - 4pm. Preview works online at www.metropolisgallery.com.au

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