Image Credit: James Gleeson, What the Thunder Said, 1986, oil on canvas, 183 x 274cm, Private Collection, Melbourne. Image courtesy of Charles Nodrum Gallery.
MICROCOSMS AND MACROCOSMS
14 February to 10 May 2015
The paintings of James Gleeson reveal powerful and complex relationships between the human psyche and human experience – between myth and reality. His representations of natural and supernatural phenomena suggest a primordial past from which humankind has emerged and an apocalyptic future towards which humans are destined. Gleeson’s paintings are a potent reminder that human kind is one small component within the grand scheme of the cosmos.
Image Credit: James Gleeson, Storm, 1998, Oil on canvas, 178 x 133cm, Signed & dated l.r. Private Collection, Melbourne, image courtesy Charles Nodrum Gallery. Photograph Gavin Hansford.