WHAT A RELIEF
WHAT A RELIEF is a collection of works that capture a sense of place and stillness in wood cut relief print.
“Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” -Cesar Cruz
In times of uncertainty, we often turn to the stability of places found in the landscape of our childhood and memory.
While begun as catharsis, these landmarks along the roads of the artists childhood have become symbols of endurance and stability. They are romaticised in ink, but remain real, ordinary, beautiful places.
They are homes with the stuff of life; water tanks, ladders, and washing on the line implying the lives of the people there.
The artists hope is that they evoke feelings of peace, home, rest, connection and belonging for the viewer and bring to mind the places we are drawn to return to, whether physically, in memory, or in imaginings.
This exhibition at the Nancy Caiger Gallery is open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11-2pm.