John Sheehan 1991-2012
January 23, 2013 - February 10, 2013Shifting Landscapes surveys two decades of John Sheehan’s paintings. The exhibition is a selection of works from his early days at art school (1991-1993) when he studied under Phillip Hunter, Victor Majzner and Ian Parry, through to some of his most recent pictures (2012). The landscape has always supplied Sheehan with a framework that facilitates the search for visual meaning and yet his work resists genre classification. Sheehan seems to rejoice in unconventional juxtapositions, and in doing so generates a fresh originality that can so easily be lost in painting that uses the landscape as its point of departure.
Presented by the City of Darebin as part of the artist spotlight series at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.