HOVER by Jane O'Hara
@ M2 Gallery,
4/450 Elizabeth Street,
Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010
June 16 until June 22, 2021
Experiencing The Kimberley for the first time was a revelation. Its vastness, agelessness, remoteness and striking beauty had a deep affect on me. The enormity of the landscape and the ungraspable span of its geological and and Indigenous cultural history made sense of the Indigenous proverb and welcome note at Home Valley Station which reads:
“We are all visitors to this time and place. We are just passing through. Our purpose is to observe, to learn to grow...and then we return home.”
Given this, any artist, any writer can only grasp so much of The Kimberley and only describe it fleetingly. This brought the word “Hover” to mind as this exhibition's title since it means to remain in one place in the air/to be suspended over a place or object/to oscillate/ to fluctuate around a given point.
But, as I “hovered” I could also be the “Black Crow” that Joni Mitchell -in her song of the same name- uses as a metaphor for her life:
“My whole life has been........
Diving down to pick up on every shining thing,
Just like that black crow…”
The work shown here is all new. If you are interested in purchasing my work beforehand or during the show, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person during the show for queries, prices, payment and collection.
Please come and enjoy my fifteenth solo show!
A River Carves Through It, 38x114, Jane O'Hara (Detail)
Approaching Echidna Gorge 56x76 Jane O'Hara
Black Pearl Beach, 80x80, Jane O'Hara
Bridal Veil Falls, 51x76, Jane OHara
Canyon Pool, 71x92, Jane O'Hara
Cascade, 56x56, acrylic on board, Jane O'Hara
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