MARK RODDA
SHOEGLAZE
9 OCT – 2 NOV 2013

MARK RODDA
Bath House 2013
oil on marine ply
54 × 69 cm

MARK RODDA
Eroded Hills, Misty Valley 2013
acrylic and oil on marine ply
119 × 105 cm

MARK RODDA
Golden Sky # 2 2013
oil on marine ply  
30 × 45 cm

MARK RODDA
Rocky Slope 2013
acrylic and oil on marine ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Stalwart 2013
oil on linen on MDF panel
26 × 21 cm

MARK RODDA
Benevolent Leviathan 2013
oil on marine ply
35 × 50 cm

MARK RODDA
Group Headquarters 2013
acrylic and oil on marine ply
61 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Dust Devil 2013
acrylic and oil on marine ply
49 × 79 cm

MARK RODDA
Fork in the Road 2013
oil on wood panel
19 × 16 cm

MARK RODDA
The Green Sea at Night 2013
oil on MDF panel
25 × 30 cm


Gallery 9 is proud to present a new body of work by Melbourne-based painter, Mark Rodder.

In Shoeglaze, as in all my work from recent years, I continue to fabricate dark romantic landscapes.  European painting from the pre-modern era is a primary influence, and artists like Corot, Böcklin, Turner, Delacroix, and Guardi have been my spiritual guides. The lands in these works are for the most part totally invented as I rarely base my images on actual places.

The exhibition’s title, Shoeglaze, evolved form the ‘shoegaze’ musical style and refers to the artist’s pre-occupation with his own personal interests as opposed to external, topical subjects. In his words: “You won’t find much relating to 2013 in my pictures, or the past few decades even.” For Rodda, Shoegaz[ing], like navel-gazing, is a practice of introspection and reflection which precipitates the creation of artworks.