TUE 24 MAY - SAT 4 JUN 2016
The Depot Gallery, Sydney
Opening event: Saturday 28 May, 3pm
The Depot Gallery
2 Danks Street
Waterloo, NSW 2017
Gallery 139 is committed to developing the professional art practice of it's Gallery Artists outside of Newcastle. This exhibition is scheduled for 24 May - 4 June 2016 at The Depot Gallery in the Danks Street complex and is the first of many exhibitions, Gallery 139 plans to present outside Newcastle. This exhibition will be curated by Gallery Director, Ahn Wells.
"My current body of work continues the fascination with the ordinary and the everyday. I have made a conscious decision to return to the human form within the suburban/urban landscape. The nature of the imagery is from anywhere, as long as a visceral or a heart connection was made and had room to develop a familiar narrative. This body of work feels like a new beginning of my painting process, not only due to a complete painting technique change but also the return to figurative representation. There is a new excitement in my studio."
"I have begun to explore the details within a larger subject, zooming in and focusing on the painting's composition, surface texture and colour palette. “Empty pool” is the first completed painting from this approach. Painted at Merewether baths in the middle of a cold Autumn night, I was drawn to the starkness of the pool edges and the reflection of the wall within the water. "
"I’ve been painting this section of our urban coastline since about 2009 looking North and South. Limiting myself in this way has allowed me to accumulate a collection of imagery and compositional components developed into something original and pertinent. Every time I draw this landscape it is new, I see it for the first time again. I never get bored with making new images because as a society we’re always changing; as is the environment; and so does my take on it. "
Seasoned trio make push into Sydney
Newcastle Herald May 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Newcastle artist Peter Lankas features in a new Gallery 139 exhibition at Waterloo
Newcastle Herald May 22, 2016, 8:30 p.m.