Euan Macleod at Orange Regional Gallery 10 December 2016 – 5 February 2017
The prints of Euan Macleod (b.1956) have played a significant role in the evolution of the artist’s career. By pushing the boundaries of this exacting medium, Macleod has further probed aspects of the human condition, extending his idiosyncratic oeuvre.
The highly expressive, experimental nature of the prints on exhibition complement the artist’s celebrated career as a major painter of our times. The artist’s rigorous control of line, form and tone underpin his skill in crossing over from painting to printmaking. The long, successful association with master printmakers Ron McBurnie (Monsoon Press, Townsville), Michael Kempson (Cicada Press, Sydney) and Marian Maguire (Limeworks, Christchurch) attests to a creative collaboration reflecting the vision and talent of all involved. Ultimately, it is the spontaneity and richness of surface transferred from Macleod’s painting practice that places the body of prints alongside the paintings as fine, poetically-charged works of intrigue and substance.
It is a significant gesture for Orange Regional Gallery to mount the print exhibition as it was the first institution to acquire a major work from the artist, Trench, 1992. The Gallery also hosted the artist’s successful 2011 touring survey exhibition; Surface Tension: the art of Euan Macleod. The Gallery also holds works by Macleod from The Chroma Collection.
Euan Macleod: Prints 1991-2016 was curated by Gavin Wilson.
Euan Macleod is represented by Watters Gallery, Sydney