Michael Vale, (Time passes slowly) Up here in the mountains, 2018. Oil on linen, 122 x 97cm. Courtesy: the artist and Despard Gallery, Hobart.
The artist says: “Every time I lift a paintbrush I feel a continuum with every painter, past present and future. For me, paintings are always alive, offering us glimpses into parallel universes. In this context, making my work seems like time travel, a passport to the vast variety of planets that make up the galaxy of painting. Here time is elastic, interchangeable and, ultimately, a mirage!”
Exhibition opens: 5:30-7.30pm Wednesday 6 March 2019