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Juxtapositional

2 May - 13 May

MacDonnell Ranges, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2016

Geoffrey Falk

2-13 May 2017

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

…overlaying of the shadows of the past and the foreshadowing of the future which are in evidence in our cities, towns and countryside.

MacDonnell Ranges, Indian Ink And Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2016
MacDonnell Ranges, Indian Ink And Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2016

MacDonnell Ranges, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2016

Highway One, Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2005

Highway One, Oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2005

Mekong, Indian Ink And Oil On Canvas, 76cm X 51cm, 2017

Mekong, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 76cm x 51cm, 2017

West Gippsland, Oil On Canvas, 107cm X 56cm, 2017

West Gippsland, Oil on canvas, 107cm x 56cm, 2017

Nylex Plastic Morning, Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2017

Nylex Plastic Morning, Oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2017

MacDonnell Ranges, Indian Ink And Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2016Highway One, Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2005Mekong, Indian Ink And Oil On Canvas, 76cm X 51cm, 2017West Gippsland, Oil On Canvas, 107cm X 56cm, 2017Nylex Plastic Morning, Oil On Canvas, 168cm X 102cm, 2017

This exhibition explores Australian and Asian landscape and cityscape in relation to concepts of emptiness and richness both physically and culturally. It is inspired by the overlaying of the shadows of the past and the foreshadowing of the future which are in evidence in our cities, towns and countryside.

What may appear to be, on first sight, an empty landscape carries within it deep indigenous knowledge and culture, stories of creation and landforms.

People moved through this landscape for many thousands of years treading lightly on the land and taking care of it.

Contrast the impact of human development on landscape, the tilled fields of Vietnam, the urban landscape of the city, the cleared hills of Gippsland where native vegetation has been replaced by imported grasses and windbreaks of cypress trees.

The severe impact of a few hundred years of anthropogenic climate change, compared to millennia of humankind walking lightly on the land which is a part of them, taking only what is necessary, taking care of the source of all being.

Artist/architect Geoffrey Falk began drawing and painting seriously during his architecture studies at RMIT. The course in those days had a strong emphasis on hand drawing, model making and painting.

Geoffrey’s work has a wider public element through his practice as an architect, urban designer and illustrator. His folio includes many visualisations commissioned by Melbourne and other local councils and Government Departments used for public and political consultations and for publication in major Melbourne Metropolitan Newspapers.

Details

Start:
2 May
End:
13 May
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
Website:
http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/