Ocean of Eyes will celebrate the work of late Brisbane-based artist, Gordon Shepherdson (1934 – 2019). Renowned for his expressionist paintings, Shepherdson’s subjects are often set against dark, deep backgrounds that enrich the haunting quality of his work. Influenced by his affinity for nature, Shepherdson draws upon the poetic possibilities of the passage of tides, winds and seasons to speak of humanity’s journey through life. Having spent significant time on Redlands Coast, Ocean of Eyes explores the artist’s intimate understanding of the geography, skies, and animals of the local area and their influence on his wider practice.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with Philip Bacon Galleries, Bruce Heiser, and Nathan Shepherdson.
Supported by Gordon Darling Foundation.
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER –
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2023
6pm Friday 13 October 2023
Floor Talk and Morning Tea:
10am Sunday 15 October 2023
Image: Gordon Shepherdson, Morning, Redland Bay, 21 May 1997 1997, Oil and enamel on paper. Redland Art Gallery Collection. Acquired in 2018 with Redland Art Gallery Acquisition Funds. Photography by Carl Warner.