New Paintings 2018 PATHS

My paintings of 2018 focus on ruins: deserted and obsolete industrial wastelands, bulldozes sites of demolition, transitory places on the outskirts of cites where scattered commercial lowrise and basic housing meet with the wildness of nature bushes, trees, overgrown grass, rubble and dirt. These unnamed places, left behind by the fast pace of modernizartion and urbanization, carry with them the memory of human existence yet to be rediscovered and redeveloped into something useful or meaningful within contemporary life. They represent both in-between sited and precarious states of being.

My paintings employ a palimpsest methodology of erasure and overwriting to present a fresh vision of these constantly evolving landscapes. I translate my photographs into paintings to call attention to implicit political and social narratives transcribed in the built/urban environment.

Into the Light was exhibited at the Changes 40 Years of Art Practice shown at Pop Art Gallery QCA Brisbane.

Someplace Else Unknown, 2018  Pencils, charcoal, highlighter pens, ball-point pens, spray paint on gesso hardboard, 83 x 100 cm  The major prize winners of the  2018 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing  were announced last night at the opening of the Finalists Exhibition at the Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art.  Major Prize Winner, Dennis McCart “Someplace Else Unknown.

Someplace Else Unknown, 2018

Pencils, charcoal, highlighter pens, ball-point pens, spray paint on gesso hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

The major prize winners of the 2018 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing were announced last night at the opening of the Finalists Exhibition at the Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art.

Major Prize Winner, Dennis McCart “Someplace Else Unknown.

Only the landscape has changed, 2018 Pencils, charcoal, highlighter pens, ball-point pens, spray paint on gesso hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

Only the landscape has changed, 2018
Pencils, charcoal, highlighter pens, ball-point pens, spray paint on gesso hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

Seen and not Seen 2018  Pencils, charcoal, highlighter pens, ball-point pens, spray paint on gesso hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

Seen and not Seen 2018

Pencils, charcoal, highlighter pens, ball-point pens, spray paint on gesso hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

The Path of Least Resistance, 2018 oil on canvas on hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

The Path of Least Resistance, 2018
oil on canvas on hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

It is Solved by Walking, 2018 oil on canvas on hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

It is Solved by Walking, 2018
oil on canvas on hardboard, 83 x 100 cm

Into the Light 2018 oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Into the Light 2018
oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Subterranean Passage 2018 oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Subterranean Passage 2018
oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

A Moment for Stillness, 2018 oil on canvas on hardboard, 48 x 58 cm

A Moment for Stillness, 2018
oil on canvas on hardboard, 48 x 58 cm

The Long Walk Home, 2018 oil on canvas on hardboard, 32 x 58 cm

The Long Walk Home, 2018
oil on canvas on hardboard, 32 x 58 cm