14 October – 27 November
The Murray Bridge Regional Gallery takes pleasure in inviting you to the opening of Michael Chorney’s exhibition Portrait of Kangaroo.
Please join us for opening drinks on Sunday 16 October at 2.30pm.
Opening speaker: Christopher Orchard, artist.
Portrait of Kangaroo is an up-close and personal series of large drawings of kangaroos that capture the character of our national icon.
The artist’s intention in this series is to portray these animals as individuals, reflecting their unique personalities using a juxtaposition of black and white lineal expression, with dramatic energy, on a large scale.
This exhibition brings a fresh and unique understanding to the Australian kangaroo, a subject which traditionally has been depicted predominantly in symbolic form.
The artist’s drawing style is highly expressive with a strong black and white accent placing great importance on clean, white space against line-work of graphite, charcoal and wash on frame-stretched 200gsm paper.
IMAGE DETAILS: Michael Chorney with Portrait of Kangaroo No 8, 2015, conte and graphite on frame-stretched paper, 172 x 172cm
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
27 Sixth St, Murray Bridge
Opening Hours: Tues to Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 11am – 4pm
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