in you the earth
wes fieldhouse

8 - 29 September 2018

There is a cultural tendency to inscribe land as either feminine deity or something to be both worshiped while being broken, cultivated and fertilized. Both tendencies believe the inherent contradictions that exist between the romances of tenderness and care and the realities of possession and control.

The works in this exhibition, while largely driven by paint and process, with no didactic intent are, in some ways, also a reflection on all of this – on our environmental uses and abuses. As for the genre, landscape painting has long been neglected for more contemporary modes.

To make a landscape painting in the 21st century seems to be an almost quaint and useless endeavor. Yet, at a time when our environments are increasingly threatened, making space to revisit the genre seemed worthwhile.

– Wes Fieldhouse, August 2018

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Broken Bush 2 (2018) oil & acrylic on canvas 760 x 1015mm

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Broken Bush 4 (2018) oil on canvas 1015 x 760mm

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Broken River (2018) oil on canvas 1015 x 1520mm

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Study II (2018) oil on board 320 x 390mm

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Mount Manaia Study (2018) oil on canvas 760 x 1015mm

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Broken Bush 1 (2018) oil & acrylic on canvas 500 x 500mm

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Bluff (2018) oil on canvas 760 x 1015mm

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Harbour Study I (2018) oil on canvas 1015 x 1520mm

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Broken Bush (Grisaille - Green) (2018) oil on canvas 760 x 1015mm

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Inlet Study (2018) oil on canvas 760 x 1015mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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