George Boorujy’s work explores our relationship to the environment and wildlife. Whilst Theresa Bloise paintings depict massive geological landscapes that are meta physical and defiant of the laws of physics. Though the artists have not collaborated before, their work has been engaged in a long conversation, and so birthed the ethos of Messenger. The elephant in the room is the reference to the impending environmental crisis which is shifting more rapidly than it ever has in human history. The wildlife and landscape depicted in this exhibition aims to raise awareness of the climate injustice that has continued to threaten us and our planet.
Bloise’s large scale painting installation has a commanding presence. Extremely captivating and magnetic with its infinite blue, it reigns supreme in the gallery space akin to an apocalyptic figure. Towering high above the surrounding paintings, we find Boorujy’s painted portraits of species frozen and yet motion rendered with an insurmountable level of care and detail. Each of the creatures’ eyes are protuberant and magnetic as they are individually engaged in their own time capsule.
The scale of the works are larger than life telling life stories. There is an intrinsic value in representing these species and landscapes because they will never be able to come back, and their decline is attributed to our global economic system.
We invite you to contemplate and consider this leap year with our Messenger, without delay.
Join us for the premier for Nick Young, who will provide a curated and catered experience of passed hors d'oeuvres at our Reception.