Imagined Vistas 5 – 19 July
Contemporary painter Greer Clayton extracts the essence of New Zealand’s natural environment through large-scale immersive landscapes.
Drawing on retrospection and evocation, and conceptualised through the act of painting, Clayton’s atmospheric compositions present an abstracted impression of her chosen scene rather than a direct topographical representation. The resulting paintings exude a subliminal connectivity with the land itself, offering themselves as instruments with which to view beyond what the naked eye has previously submitted as fact when experiencing these familiar places ourselves. Moody, timeless, and ethereal, the paintings encourage introspection and a sense of halcyon solitude.
Pictured image: Quiet Reflection, acrylic on canvas, 1200 x 1500mm (cropped)