Gordon Shepherdson

WHEN : 13th February - 10th March
WHERE : Philip Bacon Galleries

“His art is one of enduring and recurring themes, absorbed in a brooding and turbulent romanticism the origins of which are in many respects, traditional. It is possible to see Shepherdson’s vision as having a foundation in a nineteenth century genre of nature as catastrophe – a threatening and shapeless world, allowing only for an uneasy balance between man and his environment, a conditional reconciliation fraught with uncertainty. It is the timelessness of Shepherdosn’s imagination that makes his landscapes so relevant for today.”

Doug Hall AM, Director, Queensland Art Gallery, November 2005, Extract from 2006 catalogue.

Image: Gordon Shepherdson, Standing figure with fractured landscape, 2004, oil and enamel on French dessin, 111.8 x 101 cm.