JOHN LOVETT'S 2017 STUDIO EXHIBITION
42 Tierney Drive Currumbin Waters, Qld.
Opening Saturday Dec. 2nd 2017
Sat. 2 Dec. - Sun 3 Dec. 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sat. 9 Dec. - Sun 10 Dec. 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
(Weekdays by Appointment) Phone: 07 55986001
We are 10 minutes from Coolangatta Airport
Wet Cordillo Downs Track 1995
For over 30 years my wife, Dianne, and I have been traveling to various deserts throughout Australia. This exhibition started as a collection of small sketches produced in the Strezlecki, Simpson and Sturts Stony Deserts.
These sketches were the basis for many of the larger works that make up the rest of the collection. Sketches from the Great Victoria and Gibson deserts, and larger works based on them, form the rest of the exhibition.
The breathtaking landscapes and wonderful tales of ingenuity and survival from the scattered inhabitants inspire many of these paintings. The exhibition includes 30 small watercolour and gouache studies done on location, a number of larger preliminary studies and larger studio works ranging in size up to 900 x 1600.
Although many of the works feature recognisable subjects - desert landscapes, outstations, salt lakes etc. the real subject is the feeling of isolation and solitude generated by the treatment of the objects portrayed.