Susan Baird, Bush Telegraph, 2019, oil on linen, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
Susan Baird’s lyrical paintings drift weightlessly between different realities. Within them, a time long past mingles with a poignantly intimate present in a tessellating dance that visualises the connectedness of all things.
Though we may be inclined to label these works as ‘landscapes’ and ‘still lives’, they are more aptly portraits, tracing the emotional physiognomy of the artist’s experiences. Physical topography coalesces with psychological and spiritual terrain, forging a visual poetry that sings of place, person and everything in between.
Exhibition opens: 1–3pm Saturday 19 October 2019