The last time we featured Heath Newman’s work, the artist spoke to us about the role of allegory and mythology in his practice. His latest exhibition, Nightshade In The Sun at Saint Cloche extends on these motifs and themes, in what the artist describes as a colourful ‘collection of ethereal abstraction.’
This solo show by the Melbourne-based artist plays with symbols from ancient history, poetry and ethnobotanical plants. The works invite the viewer to dip into the artist’s subconscious, and take a sprawling ride this vibrant mental map. The works include sculpture and paintings, that are connected by the repetitive motif of the vase, which Heath describes as ‘vessels for the sun, a metaphor for our life.’
There is much to delve into in these gestural works, and Heath highlights that Nightshade in the Sun asks the viewers to take a journey into a world where lines and marks have a mind of their own…’ Dive into Heath’s world of iconography and abstract expressionism at Saint Cloche!
Nightshade in the Sun
June 19th to 30th
Opening, Wednesday 19th June, 6pm–8pm
37 Macdonald Street
Paddington, New South Wales