Monday, June 14, 2021

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It: featuring works from the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection
is a curator's response to Covid-19. The art on display was made long before COVIC-19, and yet there are certain aspects within these images that convey disruption and uncertainty, characteristics that accompany any social upheaval. 

My painting (below) is a self portrait exploring the themes of all portraiture - who are we and what is our purpose? These themes have an inherent quality of uncertainty because the answers to these questions are often elusive.

My partner, Deborah Klein is also represented in the exhibition with a linocut print titled, Lace Face, and alongside other artists who have works on paper.

Kathryn Ryan took the installation shots and Tim Gresham documented the works.

Shane Jones, Painting Drawing, 2010, oil on linen, 30 x 15 cm

My work hangs with a self portrait by Douglas Green 
and next to a Tom Albert's painting (below) titled Artist-Model

Deborah Klein, Lace Face, linocut print, 1996, 46 x 30 cm

Deborah's print, Lace Face, with other works on paper.