FALLOWLAND | Solo Exhibition currently at Brunswick Street Gallery

Current Solo Show - FALLOWLAND - running at Brunswick Street Gallery until the 23rd June

322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy | info@bsgart.com.au | 9942 3141

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SWIDDEN | Oil and mixed media on canvas | © Amy Wright

SWIDDEN | Oil and mixed media on canvas | © Amy Wright

 

Fallowland is a body of work by Melbourne Artist Amy Wright, framing the premise that

for sustained growth there must be a period of laying fallow, a time where human management

is removed and the landscape is allowed to be reclaimed by the natural environment to recover

it’s nutrient rich makeup. These fallow landscapes often appear barren or untamed, with the

plant life growing there, deemed as weed and waste, and yet resurgence beneath the surface is

is structured and prolific.

 

The subjects that have inspired Fallowland are the quiet and forgotten border-scapes - the

 cliff face or flank of a canal bank;  the edge of land meeting ocean, and the 

discarded and fallow lands of demolished construction.  Colour is used as a narrative, where

the story is told of the dichotomy between the warm earth shades authentic to a natural terrain

and the intense pique of colour that attest to the flippancy of discarded human excess.

 

Wright draws creative direction from these unoccupied spaces, to present a series of 

explorative abstract landscapes, in which she interprets the strata of the landscape into a

fluid mapping of colour, texture and contour. Reflected in the works is a gentle rhythm that 

pushes the landscape to a precipice; a space between empty and full, where the viewer

looks upon a quiet and personal reverie.