Immerse yourself in the parametric paintings of multi-award winning Tasmanian artist, Josh Foley.
With Foley’s artist residency at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery coming to a close this week, audiences will now have the opportunity to view his exhibition, Parametric Wilderness.
Produced on-site at the Gallery over three weeks, Parametric Wilderness is a collection of paintings, prints and drawings that re-create the natural elements and landscapes of Cradle Mountain.
Extending onto the walls of the Gallery, the collection highlights Foley’s use of vivid colours and parametric painting, a technique he uses to investigate how paint behaves and how audiences perceive each piece. In doing so, Foley creates the illusion of an almost three dimensional image, but the surface of his paintings are completely flat.
Foley applies this technique to Parametric Wilderness to explore the natural textures, spaces and forms of the Cradle Mountain area.
“We have a very high calibre of artists at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and Josh Foley is no exception,” RACT Group Chief Executive Harvey Lennon said.
“Having the opportunity to be an artist in residency at the Gallery allows the artists to really immerse themselves in the unique Cradle Mountain environment.
“It’s so special to see the work that is produced during these residencies and to learn how Cradle Mountain inspired each artist.”
Galleries across the country have displayed Foley’s work. He has also received a number of awards including The John Glover Art Prize in 2011 – Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize.
Foley’s artist residency at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery follows residencies in New South Wales (2016) and France (2015).
Parametric Wilderness will be on display at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery from 3 November 2018 to 25 February 2019.
For more information on Josh Foley visit joshfoley.com.au
Image: Josh Foley, Animated Landscape, Douglas Apsley Gorge, 2018.