In his monumentally scaled paintings, Firth-Smith focuses on the shifting figure of the horizon which operates as both the subject and metaphorical description of his work. The horizon is a richly symbolic thing, crucially located in terms of how the world is represented and conceptualised. It is what separates us from the rest of the universe. It is from this central axis—awesome seam in the world's fabric—that the various elements of Firth-Smith's work unfold.

Exhibition Dates: 30 June – 30 July 2005
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John Firth-Smith Aloft, 2004; oil on linen; 366 x 244 cm; two panels; enquire
Aloft, 2004
oil on linen
366 x 244 cm; two panels
John Firth-Smith Ascend, 2004; oil on linen; 366 x 244 cm; two panels; enquire
Ascend, 2004
oil on linen
366 x 244 cm; two panels
John Firth-Smith On End, 2004; oil on linen; 366 x 244 cm; two panels; enquire
On End, 2004
oil on linen
366 x 244 cm; two panels
John Firth-Smith Windward, 2005; oil on linen; 183 x 244 cm; enquire
Windward, 2005
oil on linen
183 x 244 cm
John Firth-Smith Belay #2, 2003; oil on linen; 122 x 61 cm; enquire
Belay #2, 2003
oil on linen
122 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Belay #3, 2003; oil on linen; 122 x 61 cm; enquire
Belay #3, 2003
oil on linen
122 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Civilization, 2005; oil on linen; 122 x 366 cm; enquire
Civilization, 2005
oil on linen
122 x 366 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragments, 2005; oil on linen; 122 x 366 cm; enquire
Fragments, 2005
oil on linen
122 x 366 cm
John Firth-Smith Lee Shore, 2005; oil on linen; 122 x 366 cm; enquire
Lee Shore, 2005
oil on linen
122 x 366 cm
John Firth-Smith Location, 2005; oil on linen; 122 x 366 cm; enquire
Location, 2005
oil on linen
122 x 366 cm
John Firth-Smith Historic Site, 2004; oil on linen; 122 x 243 cm; enquire
Historic Site, 2004
oil on linen
122 x 243 cm
John Firth-Smith Origin, 2005; 122 x 366 cm; enquire
Origin, 2005
122 x 366 cm
John Firth-Smith Tide, 2005; oil on linen; 91 x 274 cm; enquire
Tide, 2005
oil on linen
91 x 274 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #1, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #1, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #2, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #2, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #3, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #3, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #4, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #4, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #5, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #5, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #6, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #6, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Fragment #7, 2005; oil on linen; 31 x 61 cm; enquire
Fragment #7, 2005
oil on linen
31 x 61 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #1, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #1, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #2, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #2, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #3, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #3, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #4, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #4, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #5, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #5, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #6, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #6, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #7, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #7, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #8, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #8, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #9, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #9, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #10, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #10, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm
John Firth-Smith Memento #11, 2005; oil on linen; 61 x 31 cm; enquire
Memento #11, 2005
oil on linen
61 x 31 cm