Ray Crooke

WHEN : 19th March – 13th April
WHERE : Philip Bacon Galleries

Ray Crooke is the master painter of Australia’s far northerly regions and offshore Pacific environs. He is the painter of opalescent, slightly melancholic outreaches where homespun rituals such as flower picking and promenading are replenishing enough to engross individual citizens or whole townships of people. In the classic compositions of Crooke, sitting around is a time consuming, indeed constructive activity undertaken with gravity.

Image : Ray Crooke, Palmer River (2009)