Opening Night: Friday, Jul 29, 6-8pm
Having recently relocated from country New South Wales to inner-city Melbourne, Joanna Logue experienced a deep nostalgia for the land surrounding her former home. Logue’s landscape is warm and comforting, a moment of solace, set apart from the tumultuous cityscape of Melbourne. Referencing her own visceral memories and personal histories, Logue explores how memory might inform the spirit of the painting. Paring down the landscape to a deeper level of abstraction, the work escapes its painterly surface to reflect the culmination of all the landscapes the artist has visited over her lifetime and a vision of the ones yet to be experienced – paintings imagined out of a dream or reverie.
About Joanna Logue
Through a languorous yet lively application of paint, Joanna Logue reimagines the Australian landscape for today. It is this new romanticism that has seen her be included in Country and Western, a national showcase of Australian Landscape painters from the bi-centennial year to present day. Having opened in May at Townsville Regional Gallery, the show will tour nationally throughout 2016. Her paintings have also been shown as part of New Romantics at the Gippsland Regional Gallery (2011) and The Feminine Optic – Perspectives on Landscape, curated by Andrew Frost at the Tamworth Regional Art Gallery (2013).
Born in 1964 in Scone, NSW, Logue received her BA in Visual Arts from the City Art Institute, Sydney. In 2006, she was awarded the Country Energy Prize and in 2009 she received the Central West Regional Artist Award. Logue’s works are represented in numerous collections including Barclays Bank, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Cornell University, Macquarie Bank, University of NSW, Pat Corrigan Collection and Qantas.