Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mandy Martin, Four Riders, 2016, pigment and ochre on linen, 300 x 300 cms (6 panels 150 x 100 cms each). Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries. Photo: Clare Lewis

Cowra Regional Art Gallery is proud to present Mandy Martin: Homeground.

This twenty year survey exhibition concentrates on Mandy Martin’s deep unease about the landscape in which we live. Environmental issues relating to water security, the impact of the region’s coal-fired power stations and open cut mines are central concerns.

Each of the twenty works in the exhibition have been carefully selected, creating a suite of works that distil the essence of Martin’s practice since she moved to Mandurama in the Central West in 1995.

The survey includes examples of Martin’s collaborative practice including paintings with the indigenous artist Trisha Carroll and digital projections with the Canberra based artist and curator, Alexander Boynes.

Martin is one of Australia’s most important artists whose career spans over 40 years. She has had numerous exhibitions in Australia, Mexico and the USA and has exhibited in France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. Her works are in many public and private collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Australia. In the USA she is represented in the Guggenheim Museum New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno and many private collections.

The exibition runs from 10 February to 18 March 2018.

A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Touring exhibition.