The final 2018 exhibition for Tolarno Galleries in is Brendan Huntley‘s Sky Light Mind, opening Saturday 10 November until Saturday 15 December.
Featuring ceramic sculptures, paintings and drawings, Huntley’s new series of work sees a shift in his vision. The artworks have the same warm, sensual and rambunctious physical sense of earlier works, now realised on a grander scale. They speak of chaos and balance, land and water, the playful and the disciplined, capturing the contrasts of the organic handmade and the assertively efficient machine-made. They beg for hands to touch them, and seem to invite you to climb them and feel their embrace.
The works are strongly influenced by, as Huntley puts it, “the natural light and crazy vibrant colours of the west coast of California”. In 2016 Huntley received an Australia Council research and mentorship residency with American artist Barry McGee in San Francisco.
Image: Brendan Huntley Untitled (primordial soup) 2018. Glaze, slip, enamel, bog, stoneware, raku, formply, steel and wheels 126 x 72 x 72 cm