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Joe Furlonger 2018

 

Joe Furlonger

Inland Mariner

11 May - 6 June 2018

Opening: Saturday 12 May (2-5pm)

 

Several years ago, while traveling through north-west NSW, Joe Furlonger had a chance encounter with an old sailor, a man who had spent almost 50 years working on the sea. Perplexed by this contradiction – a sea dog in the sticks, Joe asked “What on earth are you doing out here?”. To which the sailor replied, “it’s just the same in here as it is out there”. Over the following weeks, Furlonger found that the sailor’s tale rang true.

 “I remember seeing the wheat fields covered in morning frost, and the way they swirled and eddied in the wind, you could have sworn you were on a boat looking out to sea”

Joe Furlonger: Inland Mariner is an exhibition of 9 paintings of land and sea and along with 4 portraits of the ‘Inland Mariner’.

Furlonger’s paintings are the result of a direct relationship with the landscape and harbours of Northern NSW and Southern QLD.  Using hand-made acrylic paints and reused canvases, Furlonger’s paintings yaw abstraction and figuration. The big flat spaces of the semi-arid regions of rural NSW and the shipping lanes of the Capricorn coast.

JOE FURLONGER

Inland Mariner 3, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

66.5 x 51 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Inland Mariner 2, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

60.5 x 50 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Inland Mariner 4, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

61.5 x 61.5 m

JOE FURLONGER

Inland Mariner 1, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

61 x 46 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Inland Trees, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

67.5 x 135 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Entering Harbour, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

126 x 140.5 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Container Ships at Sunset, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

127 x 150.5 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Boats Leaving Harbour, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

144.5 x 138.5 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Gas Tankers, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

141 x 144.5 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Grey Gas Tankers, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

71.5 x 101.5 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Tanker, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

63.5 x 117.5 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Dundas Landscape, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

79 x 103 cm

JOE FURLONGER

Landscape North West NSW, 2018

pigment and PVA binder on canvas

80 x 118.5 cm