The Urban to Rural Axis
Peter Edgeley & Peter Roccella
Galleries 1 & 2
15 - 26 April 2015
Opening Wednesday 15 April , 6.30-8pm
This exhibition covers works from large format oil paintings on the theme of the city and its people down to smaller works done in the bush, en plein air.
A common thread is our interest in the work of the Impressionists and we try to give a personal interpretation that is contemporary. We also have a similar architectural and environmental background that informs our art work.
We both have a fascination with the mundane and everyday in the urban context. People’s relationship with the city and each other provides an endless commentary on the human condition that we are striving to incorporate into our painting practices. This may also include inherent questions and comments on the directions of our urban form and the balance between construction and conservation in the city.
The majority of our work done in rural locations is more diminutive in size. A shorter painting time is a consequence of the rapid movement of light and shadow. Outside in the open air, the painting is raw and spontaneous, without any of the careful planning we would have in the studio.