Past Exhibition – 7 November – 1 December 2012
Mediterranean: Works on Paper’ is a collection of etchings by renowned artist Joan Barbara. Bold, yet sensitive, the collection draws on nature and its emotional revelations.
Barbara’s ‘Mediterranean’ is a representation of his personal world. Exploring landscapes and natural forms, the artist’s own mood and sentiment is ably reflected, invoking an emotional affiliation with the viewer. Each artwork signifies a meditation and devotion to the process of etching and with the land. With components of severe lines, dense patches of black and selective use of colour, one would usually envisage a muted, aggressive and desolate image. Yet instead, Barbara portrays an understanding of form, disposition and retreat with elegance.