What’s in the Stockroom?

To celebrate 10 years since we started our ‘What’s in the Stockroom?’ newsletter, each week we wander through one of the region’s premiere stockrooms to find out what treasures lay inside.

Fox Galleries

This week, we visit the stockroom of Melbourne’s Fox Galleries with director Michael Fox.

Matthew Clarke, Ghost Wallaby, 2018. Acrylic on plywood, 180 x 38 x 30cm.

“Knowing how much joy Matthew Clarke derives from animals in his immediate surroundings, this is a heartfelt work. Clarke captures the essence of Australia’s Native Wallaby with a raw and resolved sensory order.”

Mark Schaller, You, Me and Autumn (Diptych), 2019. Oil on board, 183 x 246cm.

“Commanding in size, this clever composition is a timely exploration of our relationship to nature. Schaller’s metamorphosing construction of the figure delves into strange abstracted elements, the emerging hand never let’s go of the body.”

Esther Erlich, Fred and George, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 137 x 137cm.

“This humorously titled twin portrait is bold and balanced, the block colours and hints of realism fashion into wild and wooly expressionist brush strokes.”

Mark Davis, Escarpment, 2019. Oil on canvas, 140 x 120cm.

“Davis has a courageous sculptural application with this work. The tactile movement ostensibly reads as a landscape while simultaneously strikes you with a face like The Scream surrounded by shades of melting midnight blue.”   

 

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