Darwin art lovers will have an opportunity to meet top Australian painter Chris Gentle at the opening of his forthcoming exhibition at Framed Gallery on September 9.
Although he is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and many state and regional galleries, this will be Chris Gentle’s first solo exhibition in Darwin, so understandably keen to experience the Territory, the artist is travelling up to be present at the opening.
Chris has entitled his exhibition Persistent Memories, as these gorgeous canvases were inspired by places he has visited and events he has witnessed.
He comments that while these paintings have their genesis in reality, he now tends to work more abstractly as this not only affords greater opportunity for invention but allows viewers to bring their own interpretations to the pictures. It is the beauty of the gorgeous colours that first attracts and engages the viewer.
The exhibition runs right through September, closing on October 3. Dr Wendy Garden, the new Curator of Australian Art at MAGNT will open the exhibition at 7:00pm. All art lovers are invited to attend.