In only four weeks, my exhibition STILL at Tablelands Artists Cooperative Gallery, Bathurst will be underway. This exhibition opens Friday 24 February at 6pm, and is only my second solo show, so please come along if it is your thing or if you are just a little curious. It will then run for two weeks. If you would like an official invitation please do not hesitate to request this through my contact form on my website:
http://www.nicmasonartist.com/contact.html. - link below
I have not been still in creating works for this exhibition although there is a decidedly still quality to many of the works – painted in the genre of still life. There are many an animal skull, doll (or two – like the ones on the way in the studio shot here) and the red bag that has not left my side. These objects have appeared throughout my works and were present in many of my narrative works of my last 2016 solo show WILD in Cowra Regional Art Gallery. They have been the focus of my post graduate studies in painting at the Australian National University. For these studies and for the works in the lead up to this exhibition, I have been contemplating issues of environmental loss and hope as well as how the placement of objects can build narrative and hopefully illicit questions.