Painting the Environment: Two artists from Castlemaine

Gus Cohen and Michelle Day

2 July - 11 September 2005

An exhibition of works by two very different artists, both living locally and responding directly to the natural world in their art.

Gus Cohen:
Much of my work is inspired by the evocative landscape of the Castlemaine area in and around my studio.
Improvisation is a fundamental part of my way of working. I suppose this has something to do with my interest in jazz which contributes to the lively play of form and colour that is an essential part of my work.

Michelle Day:
My work is not representational of the land, but conveys a more subliminal feel, a sense of awe and splendour. The land and our magnificent skies are my most influential factor.
Since shifting to Central Victoria my eyes are continually being drawn upwards towards the sky - that unique mix of light and form. The intrigue of the light on the horizon line forever fascinates me.

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Michelle Day
Opacity
2005

Michelle Day
Resplendant
2005

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Gus Cohen
Rhythm 1

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from
Castlemaine Drawings,
Barkers Creek & Campbells Creek

Cohen3Gus Cohen
from
Castlemaine Drawings,
Barkers Creek & Campbells Creek