Scott Gardiner, Ebb and flow 9, 2019. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 51 x 41cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney.
This new exhibition sees Scott Gardiner’s focus shift from the ocean’s depths to the boundaries between land and sea, like ragged lines on a map, distinguishing one world from another. This transition manifests in a series of abstract collage paintings and representational ocean-scapes seemingly rescued from beneath an archaeology of layers. The illusion of depth is contrasted by an exaggerated flatness; a comfort, safety and familiarity with the ocean, set against a backdrop of isolation and alienation.
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 17 April 2019