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Bruce Luxford - Floral Series

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Bruce Luxford
at Zimmerman Art Gallery
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

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This month painter Bruce Luxford takes us on a garden ramble.

A former student, then tutor, at the Wellington School of Philosophy, Luxford believes artists have a responsibility to respond to, and comment on, tensions and contradictions in our world.

But this month, in a departure from the artist’s usually philosophical works, the botanical studies displayed at Zimmerman Art Gallery are a charming interlude in Luxford’s artistic oeuvre. At their heart, the works are a simple response to the marvels of nature’s engineering, and the beauty of the natural world.

Some of the works reference Edwardian wallpapers, with their bold floral patterns and predominately pastel hues.

Other works play on the idea of wood, once a productive, living part of the ecological cycle, being harvested and manufactured to be given new life as something else. From artificially arranged stands of coloured pencils, bright new blooms burst forth.

Comprising a mix of shapes and sizes, Luxford’s light and lush works are the perfect antidote to a cold wet winter.

Bruce Luxford’s exhibition runs until 31 August 2014.

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4 articles & 201 comments since 14 Jan 2010
Nice. Captured the dangerous inherent darkness in nature that the late 19th century felt so well. The silly blue pencils tweedia though, no that's a bit tacky... Love the evil gladioli.
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