Charlie Sheard: DIGONOS - Art Collector

Charlie Sheard, ‘Pure Abstraction #99’, 2017–18. Acrylic on polyester, 198 x 214cm. Courtesy: the artist at MAY SPACE, Sydney.

  Dionysos, ancient Greek God of nature, ecstasy and transformation, is ‘DIGONOS’, the “twice-born”. In his Canto XLVIII, the poet Ezra Pound relates the transformative powers of Dionysos to Dante’s journey in The Divine Comedy. Pound uses the ancient Greek word Δίγονος [DIGONOS] to denote a transformation that will only manifest out of being lost in the forest for three years. I have worked on this group of paintings for the last three years.

Exhibition opens: 3–5pm 8 September 2018
Exhibition closes: 22 September 2018
Location: MAY SPACE, 409b George St, Waterloo NSW
Phone: +61 2 9318 1122


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