Southey exhibition at Cavalli

Fluminis, oil on canvas, by Justin Southey.

Cavalli Gallery on Cavalli wine estate is hosting Do not go gentle into that good night, a solo exhibition by Justin Southey.

Southey’s practice explores notions of landscapes and fantastical worlds that serve as metaphors for more unquantifiable emotional and spiritual spaces.

Acting like ephemeral mirages, the artist’s ambition is to explore and capture the intertwining and transcendent quality of the unseen. Capturing momentary feelings in a visual form, these investigations are both deeply personal and also often made in response to his immediate environment.

Southey’s presentation of work is loosely arranged around the poetic work by Dylan Thomas. This body of work visually explores the struggle associated with change and the refrain “rage against the dying of the light” seems to reverberate the poet’s urgent unction.

Similarly, Southey’s emotional landscapes seem to echo the vibrance and tenor, with bold swathes of colour, texture and exuberant mark-making. There is a push and pull in the viewer’s experience, directing the eye and stimulating the senses.

The exhibition will open on Sunday November 24 from 4pm to 6pm, with an opening address by gallery curator, Amy Lyn Eveleigh, and a wine service.

For more information, contact Amy Lyn Eveleigh on gallery@cavalliestate.com