Lyndell Brown / Charles Green, The Crossing, 2019. Oil on linen, 180 x 260cm. Courtesy: the artists and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.
Lyndell Brown and Charles Green’s extensive practice has long been informed by the nature of memory and an investigation of how events intersect with the legacy of the past and with art history to inform our experience of identity, place and landscape.
In their latest exhibition at ARC ONE, The Far Country, the artists speak to the contemporary condition of turbulence by mapping images across continents and centuries. Drawing on psychedelic anthropologist Carlos Castaneda’s book, The Eagle’s Gift (1981), which turned the depiction of a shaman’s mentorship into the superimposed juxtaposition of networked times, spaces and narratives, this exhibition explores the ways in which memory attracts pathos and how single images derive from the virtual recollection of a panorama of events unfolding in time. Narrative is a decoy.
Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm Wednesday 9 October 2019