COMPELLING WORK: A section of one of Imbi Davidson’s works, Studies for Country – White Seed.
COMPELLING WORK: A section of one of Imbi Davidson’s works, Studies for Country – White Seed. Contributed

Our land captured at show

A NEW group exhibition focusing on the Australian landscape and how it is expressed in artwork opens at The Channon Gallery tomorrow.

The show, Artists + Landscape… Different Views, features new works by Northern Rivers artists Imbi Davidson, Tony Leitch and Steven Perrin, gallery curator David Corazza said..

"This show's really distinctive because we've got three established artists that are very exciting, they each have wildly different work, but they all come from a very serious practice of observing landscape," Mr Corazza said.

The audience can expect to be challenged, surprised and excited by the exhibition, and said that as it's a show that "varies widely," there's something for everyone, he said.

Mr Corazza said all the artists offered something great and yet unique to the themed exhibition.

First there's Mr Leitch, he said, who has been painting for over 30 years and has exhibited widely in Sydney before moving north, and who would wow the audience with his "photo quality" landscape paintings. Mr Corazza said Ms Davidson's work would draw in the audience: "Imbi has really compelling work, really modern but very raw. She uses a lot of mixed media in her work."

Ms Davidson was excited to be exhibiting her work in the show, saying her work was a "fairly broad" interpretation of her own inner landscape and the outside landscape, which she taken from the various areas of Australia she has lived in.

Mr Corazza said Steven Perrin, who has also exhibited widely in Sydney, was a very talented artist: "He has just fascinating contemporary work to do with form, composition and colour."

Mr Corazza said the gallery was pleased to have these artists exhibiting at their gallery, a first for all of them.

"We're extremely grateful to have them here," he said.



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