Chris Ellis: Moments on the Murray
When: Thursday 8 August - Sunday 22 September 2019
Where: Brindley Family Galleries, MAMA
Albury-based artist Chris Ellis presents a collection of recent paintings that pay homage to the beauty, tranquillity and fragility of the Murray River.
Working in the studio from photos, sketches and watercolour studies, Ellis delights in the optical distortions found in nature. Ambiguities and tensions between surface and depth, solid object and reflections, are translated into both painterly, playful abstractions and lovingly rendered landscapes.
Ellis’s motivation for the series is to continue the growing awareness of the environmental concerns surrounding the Murray River - our reliance on the river’s health, and the need for careful management to ensure a sustained future.
The artist’s treatment embodies respect for the Murray River as a significant life source throughout our region and beyond.