ADAM NORTON

Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art

31 March – 17 June 2017

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery


From the C17th onwards there has been a recurring preoccupation with the idea of an art that inspires awe and wonder: the sublime. Historically associated with the natural landscape it remains to contemporary artists using elements of hyper realism, trompe l’oeil, scale, illogic and biology to reinvent the concept of the sublime for modern audiences.

Exhibiting artists: Daniel Askill, Daniel Crooks, Michael Gallop, Sam Jinks, Christopher Langton, Ron Mueck, Adam Norton, Baden Pailthorpe, Patricia Piccinini and Ricky Swallow. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition curated by Richard Perram OAM.

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Bunker Entrance (South Head)
2009
synthetic polymer paint on canvas, wooden frame
188 × 162 × 330 cm