Early recognised as an exceptional talent, James Drinkwater has never toned-down the intensity and bravura of his approach to painting. His work has mined a vast legacy of modern art – Australian, British, American, French – as if all of it remains relevant, fresh and available to him. Now, on the brink of turning 40, this is the first survey of his prodigious past. While his paintings evoke figures, landscapes and interiors, they are also meticulously composed abstractions, distinctive for their complex and opulent fusion of texture, colour and spatial intrigue. This exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication.
AT MID-CAREER: James Drinkwater is curated by Terence Maloon.
Drill Hall Gallery
24 June - 20 August
10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday
Kingsley Street, Acton ACT 2601