Sydney, 23 Apr 2024 — 11 May 2024

15 Roylston Street [PO Box 282], Paddington 2021

Altered Providence
- Dianne Fogwell

ARTIST TALK
Saturday 4 May at 2pm

“These images are my remembering’s of familiar landscapes from my childhood to now. For over 45 years I have driven back and forth from the sea, over the Illawarra escarpment, through Macquarie Pass to Canberra to where I live now. My most important memories were made during those journeys.” – Dianne Fogwell

The otherworldly scale of Dianne Fogwell’s recent work Prescience [acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2023] has embedded an expansiveness to her work that remains in the exhibition Altered Providence. These works are vignettes that probe my memories for moments with those surreal landscapes and demand a moment of reflection. The sheer intensity of detail and abstraction creates a timelessness to these spaces that seem to draw the viewer simultaneously deeper into Fogwell’s history and that of the landscapes themselves. A landscape carefully nurtured by the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal Nation for tens of thousands of years, and cut into by white settlers in 1898 to create the Macquarie Pass. In front of these works I find myself meditating on the timeless, powerful, yet perilously fragile landscapes that in Fogwell’s words are “made up of layers of memories that are sensual, pictorial and emotional”.

– excerpt from Altered Providence text by Reuben Lewis, Musician – Composer – Artists’ Son, March 2024

 

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