Geoff Thornley: History - Art Collector

Geoff Thornley, ‘History #12’, 2017. Oil on canvas on board, 186 x 186cm. Courtsey: the artist and Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney.

  Geoff Thornley’s new paintings are titled ‘History’. It is tempting to see this title as something of a summation, a long look back over his shoulder. It is certainly true that Thornley’s practice is one that has moved ahead with great care, always cognisant of what has gone before. His development and history isn’t linear but loops back and forth across itself making sure that nothing is left untilled.

Because of this Thornley seems profoundly aware of his own painting history and its role in what he makes now. Perhaps even more Thornley is acknowledging at this point in his practice that he is compelled to assess it fearlessly against a wider, longer lineage.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 22 November 2018
Exhibition closes: 22 December 2018
Location: Fox Jensen Gallery, Cnr Hampden Street and Cecil Ln, Paddington
Phone: +612 8084 4298


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