When: 1st August - 13th September 2015
Where: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
The artists technique with paint is not for the faint of heart... it requires a certain confidence and grounding in the qualities of the medium to present works with such gusto, and at such a scale. Matthews begins his approach to the artworks with an impression, often mark-making on the canvas before applying the paint.
The Cultural Centre says of the exhibition- 'An expressionist exhibition of paintings and drawings that look at mountain landscapes with a focus on the temporary activities caused by weather and bigger earth-sculpting changes that take place over time. The work notes the experience of being in some dramatic places including the Blue Mountains and the New England Tablelands. The exhibition shows a connection between drawing and painting on small and large scale, making active marks that respond directly as part of the artist’s engagement.'
In the centre of the gallery is a plinth containing 4 large jars with the remnants of Matthews' palette. These gooey, lush sediment rich remains are a tactile insight into the artists choice of colour. Rowen Matthews will be giving a floor talk at the gallery on Saturday 15th August 2-3pm.