David Moore Solo Exhibition
Jun 24 10:00 am–Jul 12 4:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Jun 24 – Jul 12, 2021
Official opening with David: Sun Jun 27 from 2pm – 4pm
The paintings of artist David Moore appear strikingly simple – a vase of flowers; a reclining tutu; a table of crockery; an Australian bush landscape. Always beginning with what he knows and what he is surrounded by, Moore paints with a freedom that presents everyday objects and places in a way that makes them feel extraordinary. A lemon suddenly becomes something “rather special” when viewed through the frame of Moore’s studio. It takes on the solitude of the space, creating an equally intimate experience for the viewer as it is for Moore when he’s painting. There’s a similar warmth to Moore’s landscapes. When brought together, these still life paintings and landscapes tell a painterly tale that is technically rich and abundant in those little details that bring our world and its objects alive. As an overall body of work, Moore’s paintings occupy a beautifully fragile space where, in the artist’s own words, their minimalism teeters “on the edge of just not having enough, but having enough.”
David Moore is a Castlemaine based artist whose favoured mediums are oil paint on canvas and cedar panels, as well as gouache on paper. His works have been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia and are held in the collections of Geelong Gallery and the Castlemaine Art Museum, as well as in many private collections. Moore has trained both locally and internationally in the U.K., France and Italy and has been the recipient of the A.M.E. Bale Residential Scholarship. He currently lives in Castlemaine where he teaches painting. His interest lies in capturing the simplicity and intimacy of single objects and painting landscapes of familiar, local subject matter.
(Artwork: Mixed Bunch – Study oil on linen 40cm x 30cm $1,800)