I saw online that a contemporary Australian painter, Rick Amor had an exhibition at a gallery about an hour’s drive away. The show finishes this weekend so yesterday I decided to drive over and take a look. Amor’s paintings often speak of dark psychological spaces. The landscape painting in the promotion material intrigued me for it looked much like the country around here does right now as the grasses dry off in the late summer sun. http://artguide.com.au/exhibition/rick-amor-painting-silence
Rick Amor, Pines At Staughton Vale, 2002, oil on canvas, 44 x 66 cm.
Before finding out about the exhibition I’d seen Sue Vincent’s photo-write prompt for this week and was thinking about how landscape can reflect some our deeper moods and experiences. Going to see Rick Amor’s exhibition felt like a fitting activity to inspire some writing on the subject.
The drive took longer than I expected for I was held up for ages by extensive road works. There the view from my car window corresponded with the painting I’d seen online.
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