MARK RODDA
EPHEMERAL ARCHIPELAGO & ESTUARY LOOKOUT
14 JUNE – 8 JULY 2017

MARK RODDA
Amber Bulwark 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Broken Camouflage 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Broken Camouflage 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Exposed Mineral Seam 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Exposed Mineral Seam 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Liverwort Protectorate 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Liverwort Protectorate 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Liverwort Protectorate (detail) 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Liverwort Protectorate (detail) 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Amber Bulwark (detail) 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Amber Bulwark (detail) 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Broken Camouflage (detail) 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Broken Camouflage (detail) 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Estuary Lookout 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Estuary Lookout 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Pre-Industrial Mechanism 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Pre-Industrial Mechanism 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Pre-Industrial Mechanism (detail) 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Pre-Industrial Mechanism (detail) 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Grey Blue Moon 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Grey Blue Moon 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA The Roundhouse 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
The Roundhouse 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA The Roundhouse (detail) 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
The Roundhouse (detail) 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA Fading Foundry 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Fading Foundry 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA The Falconer 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
The Falconer 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA The Falconer (detail) 2017 acrylic and oil on wood panel 50 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
The Falconer (detail) 2017
acrylic and oil on wood panel
50 × 45 cm

Mark Rodda, artist, exhibition, gallery 9

Mark Rodda presents two separate series of paintings in Ephemeral Archipelago & Estuary Lookout.

Constellations of marks, textures and shapes gently drift, separate and bond together in Ephemeral Archipelago, suggesting a world that is micro and cellular, as well as a landscape of more cosmic proportions. Rodda deploys a repertoire of brushstrokes and gestures in these works – sticky accretions of paint contrast with transparent washes, watery flecks of colour and the smoothly sanded timber supports.

In Estuary Lookout, the artist reintroduces his mysterious cast of characters to these floating worlds. He describes these more representational paintings as ‘pin boards’ that hold disconnected fragments of imagery. Rather than convey narrative, he tries to create a feeling of what he calls ‘relaxed but engaged freedom’ – the landscape of the mind in an untamed state of reverie.

Rodda has held over 17 solo exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand and has shown in group exhibitions and festivals internationally and around the country. In 2013 he was a finalist in the Wynne Prize for landscape at the Art Gallery of NSW and in 2014 won the Glover Prize, Australia’s richest prize for landscape painting. Rodda is represented in private and public collections including Artbank, the Glover Prize Collection and the Trust Bank Collection. This is his third exhibition at Gallery 9.