Esteemed gallerist Charles Nodrum of Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, shares a glimpse of the art showcased in his own home.
Anticlockwise from top, Tom Alberts’ 2011 work Spring hangs high on the wall. Alberts is represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne.
“A strange reversal of roles: the youth stretched erotically on the grass seems dead to the world, yet the inanimate marble statue seems to cast a decidedly interested gaze.”
Contrasting with the relaxed atmosphere of the work above it, Danse Macabre, a watercolour work by Kristin Headlam (also represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery), lends a more sinister edge.
“One of the News series – images taken directly from the papers, most of which were politically loaded. Here, a security guard is giving a woman protester a potentially life-threatening blow. As far as the execution goes, her streaming hair takes centre stage.”
Two portraits by Kristin Headlam, of family members Nati and Kate Nodrum, inject a personal feel.
“Kristin did a series of almost pitiless portraits of herself and some of her personal friends.”
Another portrait of Kate Nodrum, this time a charcoal work by Shane Jones, hangs above the other two portraits.
“Over the last few years, Shane has been adding to a series of charcoal profile portraits, following in the footsteps of Tom Roberts.”