This new exhibition by acclaimed Melbourne painter Juan Ford includes over 60 new works making up a compendium of beasts from Jorge Luis Borges’ bestiary; The Book of Imaginary Beings.
Ford’s practice has consistently been engaged with opening up new possibilities for realism in painting. He has employed many strategies that argue around the theoretical ‘problems’ of realism in painting. Ford enjoys exploiting the limited shortcomings of the dull, officially sanctioned dialogue between painting and it’s would-be executioner, photography, in order to develop new potential for realism. While his work evolves and varies across time, it characteristically involves an examination of the human figure and its relationship to its environment.
The gallery is currently open by appointment only, in accordance with government restrictions.
The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.