Geometry of Hope 2 (no 24, 2012, acrylic on paper, 35 x 50 cm, $ 900)
John Ancher’s Geometry of Hope 2, from the Sprawl series, takes its cue from the Australian modernist landscape tradition. The artist creates a new visual vocabulary to depict the changing face of Australian terrain. The unpredictable, undulating lines of the natural landscape have been altered. Trees, boulders, and ravines are now replaced with the geometry of streetscapes, rooftops, and fence lines. Even the mountain ridge no longer appears wild and jagged, but smoothed out and tamed. The bold juxtaposition of reds and greens, strategically punctuated by dark patches of blue, creates a rhythmic and pulsating procession of colours, enlivened by richly textured surfaces of thickly applied acrylic medium.
The exhibition is current until Saturday, 1 March 2014.
View complete exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/john-ancher.html