Off the back of a sell-out inaugural solo exhibition in 2018, Despard Gallery is excited to announce The Horizon,the highly anticipated second solo exhibition by emerging Hobart artist Sam Field.
Within this new body of vibrant and raw paintings, Field adopts a distinctively robust aesthetic to critique Australian folk lore and unpick the mistruths woven into the fabric of our recorded history. Field’s work often adopts a hardened perspective that emphasises human fallibility, resulting in compositions that could be mistaken for post-apocalyptic Australian postcards. The sounds and tales that these paintings evoke are simultaneously wonderous and solemn, their concerns maybe uncomfortable, but are undeniably Australian.
“The uncomfortable negotiating of the mythologies of this country; it’s colonial mantle, its masculinity, its romanticism, its filmic lag, its apparently wild geography – Field embraces the discomfort of wrestling the Aussie battler head-on.”– Fernando do Campo
The Horizon – Artist Interview
THREE MAJOR PAINTINGS
THE HORIZON CATALOGUE
Use our virtual viewing room to observe Sam Field’s work in context and to scale.