Peter Smets: Movement and Progress - Art Collector

Peter Smets, Water Mains, 2012. Oil on canvas, 170 x 150cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast

Netherlands born and trained, Peter Smets has called the Gold Coast home for over two decades. With great lucidity, his paintings portray his observations of the movement and progress attending the city's propulsion into the 21st century. The sense of actual place is always ambiguous but we inevitably feel a familiarity. Cultural, environmental and economic interests are implicit and in Smets's masterful hands the prosaic becomes the totemic as he transforms contemporary agencies and strivings for material advancement into images of distilled quietude.

Opening: 6pm Saturday 8 December 2012
Exhibition closes: 22 December 2012
Location: Anthea Polson Art, 18-20 Mariners Cove, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217
Contact: 07 5561 1166

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