Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Exhibition

THE DAYLIGHT MOON - Rosalie Gascoigne

26 June - 22 August 2015

CURATED BY GLENN BARKLEY

How can I show you the land I walk?

You, who stands on pavements,

Have never seen the wide place I know

 

Between Goulburn and Canberra lies the spectacular landscape at Lake George where the colour of the land shifts and flickers under a big dramatic sky.  Full of drama and air this landscape was of particular visual and symbolic interest to Canberra bases artist Rosalie Gascoigne.

Lake George looms large in the artist inner imaginings and her formal sensibility was partly honed through driving through the landscape on the search for materials - "Driving in the country was drawing for her...."

Lake George was a place she often came back to as subject and it appears with regularity throughout her oeuvre from the early Feathered Fence and Pale Landscape through to later panel works where the imagery and components are stripped down to geometric, worn fields of tonal grays, whites and silver as if lit by the "daylight moon", mentioned by poet David Campbell and like the landscape too, her work has a spare intense sincerity.

The Daylight Moon is to be exhibited at goulburn.art REGIONAL GALLERY and will focus exclusively on the body of work made in response to Lake George and surrounds, highlighting the artists close links to this space; its agricultural history and the elements of deep time, weather and geography that shape both the land and the artist sensibility.

Opening Saturday 27 June @ 2pm by Glenn Barkley

Image:  Piece to Walk Around, 1981, saffron thistle sticks.  Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by the Gascoigne Family, 201.  Image courtesy the museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the estate of the artist.  Copyright Rosalie Gascoigne.  Licensed by Viscopy 2015.

Rosalie Gascoigne, Piece to Walk Around, 1981, saffron thistle sticks.  Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by the Gascoigne Family, 2011.  Image courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art

 

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