Merrian Dennis - 'Layered'

Wednesday 13 - Saturday 30 July 2022

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Merrian Dennis’ latest body of work explores the simplicity of the volcanic landscape of South West Victoria, specifically from her home and studio within the crater of Lake Gnotuk. She has focussed on the linear aspects and the multiple layers of this ancient land, whether it be the salty foam lines created by the wind on the surface of the water or the rows of cypress wind breaks planted out by farmers in generations before.  Volcanic features are highlighted in their simplest form on the very flat horizon or within the depths of the crater lakes.

Dennis’ work is bold and expressive as she delicately manoeuvres her brushes and black ink over the smooth surface of the synthetic (Yupo) paper.