LOCAL ARTIST PROLONGING THE ROMANCE
EUROPEAN romanticism and renaissance art is not something one local artist wants kept in the past.
Heavily influenced by historical art, Chris McClelland has interwoven the traditional style with more contemporary themes in his Bathers Beach Art Precinct Studio for the past 18 months as he prepares for his 11th solo exhibition.
Perugino and the Great Eastern Highway is a collection of 20 pieces, which McClelland said were open-ended and could be read on a number of levels.
“On one level, they are simply an intuitive exploration of beauty and aesthetics, but on a more conscious level the works explore cultural identity (and) blending the whimsical with the atmospheric,” he said.
The Perugino and the Great Eastern Highway exhibition is on at the Harvison Gallery from November 13.