Luke Wagner: Visage - Art Collector

Luke Wagner, Visage #9. Mixed media on linen, 91 x 91cm. Courtesy: the artist and Colville Gallery, Hobart

In this new body of works, Wagner explores the connection of faces and people that passed through the Hobart Penitentiary Chapel; stories that relate to earlier times of Hobart and Australian immigration and the lives that arrived to settle there. His painting is soft and sympathetic, the modelling and handling poetic in its treatment of faces and moods. The paint surface is comprised of wax and paint applied with broad painting knives, the result textured, layered and gestural.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm Friday 26 September 2014
Exhibition closes: 14 October 2014
Location: Colville Gallery, 91A Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS 7000
Contact: 03 6224 4088

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