Sue Lovegrove, No. 550, 2015, acrylic and gouache on linen, 45x120cm (diptych)

Landforms & Lagoons | Sue Lovegrove + Charmaine Pike

April 18, 2015 - May 16, 2015

Landforms & Lagoons is a duo-solo exhibition by Sue Lovegrove and Charmaine Pike. The works express two contrasting views of the natural environment – one which looks upward to the dry crags and peaks that puncture the earth’s crust and one which delves below the surface into the swampy depths of lakes, tarns and lagoons.

Sue Lovegrove’s paintings of natural waterholes reflect the fluctuating patterns of weather and the ecological health of the landscape. From vast expanses of shallow water to deep aqua blue tarns hanging amongst the rocky peaks of ancient volcanic mountains, these natural pools provide vital life support and habitat to an abundance of birds, mammals, frogs and invertebrates.

In sharp contrast, Charmaine Pike explores the dry landforms created formed over thousands of years and shaped by erosion.

Pike and Lovegrove explore the beauty of nature and the fragility of ancient landscapes that are under constant threat by climate change and other aspects of human intervention.