3 December 2020 – 23 January 2021
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a cross-generational exhibition, A Painting Show featuring new works by three of Australia’s most important painters working today. All three artists are expressive, gestural and considered in their mark making - masterful colourists conjuring up vivid, fantastical realms, yet their unique styles have paved their way as distinct voices within the Australian and international art world.
Paintings by Tom Polo, Gareth Sansom and Jenny Watson are exhibited within the unique context of the last month of 2020 where the fibres of society are strained. Within a social fabric of distanced inter-personal relationships, disconnection and technological interfaces dominating modes of communication, painting allows us to take space and stand still.
The process of viewing painting is an intimate act, enabling one to stop momentarily and lean in close, to pay attention to minute details. The act of viewing provides an antidote to the hurtling speed of advancement, a tonic to the over-saturation of visual noise and screen-time. A Painting Show becomes therefore, a call for togetherness, to connect through looking, ultimately an opportunity of introspection.