The adventurous gardener
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre Until 21 October, 2018 Sydney
In his first major survey, Alexander McKenzie’s ‘The adventurous gardener’ brings together 42 of the artist’s most significant works, an assortment of celebrity portraits and his signature landscape paintings. For McKenzie, the landscape is both a place for self-reflection and a metaphor for personal journey. While his works have an underlying sense of familiarity, they are more evocative of otherness than a representation of a specific place; they instantly transport the viewer into a dreamlike and otherwise uninhabited world, laden with underlying narratives.