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NEBULA EVOLUTION a solo show featuring oil paintings by Archibald Prize finalist Guy Morgan

Platform72 is proud to present NEBULA EVOLUTION a solo show featuring oil paintings
by Archibald Prize finalist Guy Morgan.

After many years of painting abstracts and landscapes, Guy turned to nebulae as his
subject matter. His upcoming show explores the evolution of knowledge of the universe
through the expression of his art. Fascinated with textures and layers, Guy has developed a
unique style of working with highly liquid paint. To create sophisticated visual effects, he
applies, throws and spatters pigment onto canvas using an eyedropper.
“After developing the drip technique I decided to explore this new subject matter
when my paintings Garigal Mist and Landscape 2010 (after Nolan) were compared
to both clouds and the massive clouds of dust and gas [nebula] that form in
space.”

Guy has extended his unique method of painting in the Nebula Evolution series – creating
clusters of stars on large scale canvasses, which initially appear monochrome but produce
many visual surprises, the longer one looks.
“Psychologically, Nebula paintings look like the night sky, so you expect to see
them in black and white. But look closer and they have masses of colour. I've also
explored dark matter in a couple of works – again they’re created to alter one’s
perception – especially as your viewing point changes."
NEBULA EVOLUTION will be highlighted by a special event starring Australian
Astronomer Fred Watson, who will be talking about the Nebula Evolution subject matter
and unveiling his new portrait by Guy Morgan. Watson is best known for his work on ABC’s
Universe series, and his books including "Stargazer – the Life and Times of the
Telescope" and "Why is Uranus Upside Down? and Other Questions About the Universe”,
(which won the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Prize for Science Writing).

NEBULA EVOLUTION opens on Thursday 20 February at Platform72’s Central Park
Living Mall Popup,
28 Broadway, Chippendale.

The special event is on the following Thursday 27 February between 6.008.00pm
with Fred Watson’s illuminating talk starting at 7.00pm.

 

To see more have a look at the pdf file to see just how sensational these are or checkout the facebook event page

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/407014742766884/


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