David Golightly: ‘The Language of Walls’, 22 Nov-8 Dec

~David Golightly’s recent paintings based on photographic explorations of wall surfaces~
OPENING CELEBRATION: Friday 22nd November, 5-8pm
EXHIBITION HOURS: FRI-SUN, 22 Nov – 8 Dec, 11am-5pm

***Dulce Lunar Cafe at Lot 19 will be open for delicious food and drinks during the opening celebration and are open every Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm***

 

Artist’s Statement:

“Many of my paintings are influenced by the aesthetic possibilities of walls. These
structures can reveal, on close scrutiny, a complex layering of elements including
colour, texture, weathering, wear and tear, graffiti, repairs and signage. They are
further enhanced by changes in light, the time of day, shadow and reflection.

These characteristics are, at first sight, just potential material. They only reveal
themselves as a self-contained image when viewed through the camera screen or
view-finder. Discovering new material is time consuming and chancy but great
treasures can be found with perseverance.

My photographic research comes from towns in rural Victoria – the rusting
patina of old sheds and fences – and, when I’m able to go further afield, Turkey,
France and Italy. Many structures in these countries are rich with colours and
materials not used in Australia hence their attraction to me. They are further
enhanced by the constant attempts by locals to shore up ancient dwellings with
makeshift but sometime beautifully inventive solutions.

This ad hoc approach suits my method of painting as I am constantly reviewing
and changing, preferring to leave some alterations visible rather than gloss over
them. I use combinations of paint boards that, I think, add to the organized
jumble of colour and the motifs contained within. The resulting works attempt to
create a sort of time line within the painting that reveals the process of painting
as well as a finished image” – David Golightly, October 2019.