Before the Ending
Light and shadow, silence and cries, presences and omissions, where the body is incomplete and fragmented and is only given a definite form by persistent effort.
Where the self is repeatedly assaulted and wounded by the themes of objectification, worth and mourning, where the lost or fallen identity cannot be found.
Works of foreboding landscapes, figures in dark spaces, portraits of the lost, membranic veils, remnants of the past, strange visions of melodrama and malevolence are an attempt to disrupt the familiar by exploring notions of darkness, shadows, turbulence, the unseen, loss, blindness and finally the emptiness of both the landscape and ourselves when we are forsaken or forsake.
Opening Wednesday 12th December | 6-8pm.
The exhibition will be opened by Maria Stoljar (Talking with Painters).
Continues until Friday 21st December.
Gallery open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm.
About the Artist
Megan Seres is an emerging artist, living in Regional NSW. In 2004 she attained a BFA H1 painting, National Art School.
Inspired by 17th - 19th century discourse and motifs found in art, poetry, texts, fashion and films, Megan’s oil paintings are luscious, seductive and unnerving.
Cultural upheavals that include objectification, beauty, adornment, isolation, memory and the environment, are brought forth through a residual interchange by converging past, present and future.
Art prizes include the Mosman, Fleurieu, Heysen, Percival, John Copes, Wyndham, Whyalla, Sunshine Coast, Waverley, Fisher’s Ghost, Blake, Liverpool and Archibald. Megan was the recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Konica Minolta Redlands Prize and the Sydney Airport Prize and was the artist for the TV Show Love My Way. Commissioned regularly Megan’s work is in private collections and public collections including Adderton House and Australian Standfirst.