—Opening Reception: 6-8pm, 6 September—
In her latest exhibition, Shifting Landscapes, Jody Rosen employs a considered use of mixed media and intuitive painting techniques to evoke lush and seemingly endless mountainous landscapes — a tribute to classic Australian bush scenes, inspired by a serendipitous trip to the Blue Mountains. The series’ generous, coloured illustrations evoke the freshness and silence of this iconic landscape, as the spacious horizons materialise from several months of plein-air painting. Espousing the complex and overwhelming natural landscape she immersed herself in, Rosen’s expansive yet contemplative use of the cool palette culminates in a series that evokes the unique clarity that comes after a change of season.
“With the challenge of capturing the garden map and changes in my inner world, the shade of the trees came as a relief and protection from the old. Fresh branches and new horizons bring hope and transformation – to our inner and outer worlds.” – Jody Rosen