Lucy Vader: Weather dependent - Art Collector

Lucy Vader, The iambic thrumming of circadas, 2015. Oil on canvas, 153 x 168cm. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery

The animals that populate my paintings are those with which we have a close working relationship. Those animals on who’s back in part we’ve built an economy, and whose fate, along with ours, is dependent on the weather. I find the animals appealingly stoic and observant. Formally, I prefer incorporating their figures into my abstract scenes as an anchor that serves to switch abstraction to reality.

In my subject and technique I like to run a fine line between abstraction and representation, going sometimes quite wild with colour, then pulling back into fact, resulting hopefully with a scene that can be felt, and comprehended.

Exhibition opens: 11am 2 December 2015
Exhibition closes: 19 December 2015
Location: Michael Reid Sydney, 44 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
Contact: +61 2 8353 3500
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