—Opening Reception: 6-8pm, 7 December—
Fluidity represents the culmination of several years work by Hugh Drake since gaining a six-month residency at Firstdraft Studios in 2012. He has strived to excite visual sensibilities through colour, shape and light by using various media on canvas, board or paper and by allowing each method to evolve according to its inherent characteristics. To achieve the outcomes he seeks, Hugh facilitates a kind of metamorphosis of material, which takes on its own alchemical process by way of physical manipulation and serendipitous reaction.
“I’m fascinated by the multiple hues and lineal fluidity of light reflected on water, whether natural or artificial; its ability to transform our consciousness and awareness, inspiring and informing my art practice and approach, stimulating my imagination, reflecting my love of oceans, skies, and constellations throughout the natural world.” – Hugh Drake