That isn’t the exact title, I think it is more Rick Amor – Celebrating 30 years of Exhibiting with Niagara Gallery. I couldn’t miss this show, in fact I try to never miss exhibitions Rick’s work. So I was really happy when I received a comment reminding me of the exhibition, that it finishes soon, from someone who works at the gallery, so thank you for the reminder.
The exhibition is work done in the last couple of years and gives you a great insight into his work.
While I was viewing the exhibition I asked if I could show a couple of images of the paintings here on my blog and was given permission to do so.
There are many buildings in his images and I find the presence of people in them quite wonderful, the way the people just allow you that hint of scale, though if they weren’t in the above image I don’t think it would detract from it at all.
I just don’t think this image would have worked without that man working on the side, it really gives you the idea of how big this actually is. I think you see it the structure in the image but don’t get much idea of scale, and then you see the man, then it suddenly seems monumental. I love it.
The beach has been a favourite subject matter for Rick for as long as I have been following his work. I love the way he depicts it. The way there often seems to be a storm brewing. I have to say the concrete bunkers look like ones that are at Point Lonsdale.
The exhibition is on until the 7 September, so if you are in Melbourne you should go and take a look at one of my favourite artists and one that has been a huge influence on my work. Niagara Galleries are on Punt Road, very easy to find, look for the red and white building that has “Art Does Matter” written on the side. If you want to buy one, something I dream of doing one day, then you better be quick, there are red stickers on nearly all of them.
If you would like to see a lot of Rick Amor’s work, then you should also visit his website, www.rickamor.com.au.