Antidote – Ann McLean
Presenting visually rich oil paintings for moments of refection, Antidote celebrates the first solo show in 13 years for artist/arts manager Ann McLean.
Framing a moody storm on the horizon or the bright contrast of a sun-drenched open space, each canvas is intended to transport the viewer, offering a chance to take a breath and re-calibrate.Through a process of centred, meditative free-form expression, and careful detailed practice, the recall of sensory experiences, combined with intuitive colour, design and texture choices, Ann creates unique pieces, each with its own story. Here are the clear waters, the crisp morning walks, the warmth of home and the rich colours of life’s adventures.
With so many influences including an early obsession with mid twentieth century artists, Ann grew up in the Brisbane of the 70s and 80s. She totally immersed herself in the study of art making and artists, music, film, photography and the arts community of the time. An ecologist and producer, she has travelled extensively, exploring natural places and arts spaces the world over. Ann’s feel for minimalism, her sense of wonder and connection to people informs her work which has been in development for about 30 years.
Antidote will have an opening night celebration on Friday February 1 from 6:00–9:00 pm. For gallery opening hours on other days, check The Third Quarter’s Facebook.