Warren Cooke / Wayne Viney
Oct 1 10:00 am–Oct 19 4:00 pm
Exploring the way in which two artists see and interpret place, with contrasting results.
Exhibition dates: Oct 1 —19, 2020
Official opening (if possible): Oct 4, 2 pm – 4 pm, 2020
Warren is a printmaker whose artwork reflects his relationship with landscape and life.
Driven by feelings evoked by distant memories, Warren re-visits the places where he grew up and, in so doing, rediscovers parts of his life.
His recent work reflects his current life on the Mornington Peninsula; the rich natural environment – as seen from both land and sea – given form and colour by time, emotion, mindset, memory and mood.
Wayne draws upon the painterly potential of monotypes to create the moody twilight studies for which he is best known.
The sea and sky monotypes continue his practice of simplifying the landscape, working within a simple geometric format to explore the nuances of colour to find a balance between figuration and abstraction, light and darkness.
The work is about the sea and the sky, the place where the sky and land, and land and water converge. It is essentially non-representational. The ambiguity of the subject matter hopefully allows the viewer to experience the image at a deep intuitive level.
The simplicity of the composition belies the complex technique required for these monotypes.
Images: Land and Sea 44 (Elizabeth Island) by Warren Cooke and Blue Sky II by Wayne Viney