Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bondi Pavilion Gallery - Mark Rowden








White Silence

Ok! We let the Penguin out again only because it was close to the sea and about ice and snow... and after Euan's show at Watters the snow theme seems to be the way to go... at least this week ...

As an avid woodblock printer, says Jimmy, I loved the lino cuts... Mark has a delightful approach... it is innocent and while there were no Penquins there were lovely cuts of dogs and kids...

The sculptures were a real treat ... 'the kids are gone' a sense of past with a wee snowman and the loss...

The paintings are in Vinylic... WTF? ... apparently it's a new paint from one of the big French paint makers, can't remember if it was Le Franc or whatever... they have a flatness that is beyond acrylic paint ... not that we have ever liked the flatness of acrylic paint ... sixtoeight are fond fans of oils and wax...

It's a really good show for a first solo ... great crowd ... BUT we really like the tradition of printmaking ... Mark could have sold three of the puppy and dog prints ... if anyone really knew that there were more to sell... the traditional printmaking edition info was missing from the base of each work ... we love to know what we're looking at and a linoprint needs explanation...

This is a solid first show from someone that needs to be watched...team it up with a trip to the Ice Rink and you'll have a wonderful time...

written by fleur and jimmy

13th July - 18th July 2010
www.markrowden.com.au