3 August – 13 October 2019
14 days from now
10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, 7 days during school holidays
INTRODUCING some of the newest faces and figures to join the Newcastle Art Gallery collection. This exhibition presents a range of approaches to figurative representation in a diverse display of different styles, scale and media.
Featured are figures in landscape, figures in motion, figures in two and three dimensions, human hybrids and hauntingly hyper realistic faces.
Fast and gestural marks bring to life the family group in Carlos Barrios’ Hanging Around 2015 and Ben Quilty’s pub mates in the Maggots Series 2011, while Adam Cullen brings out the darker side of humanity in Evil Doer 1996. Collaged layers help to build the narrative in works of art by James Gleeson and George Schwarz. Different aspects of the figure in landscape are explored in John R Walker’s immense Self portrait in a paddock 2008 and Sam Byrne’s smaller scale Rounding up the rabbits n.d.
INTRODUCING is an exhibition with something for everyone and something you may not have seen before in the Gallery collection.
Banner image: John R WALKER Self portrait in a paddock 2008 archival oil on polyester 188.4 x 359.5cm Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Christopher Hodges and Helen Eager 2018 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist