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Greg Daly Exhibition
August 5 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 4:00 pm
My studio is in central west New South Wales and the view from my studio is one that
allows me to see from one horizon to the other. From first light to sunset, I watch the
day’s light traversing this landscape, interacting with the atmosphere, the topography
and the flora. A slow symphony of colour, ever changing.
This interaction is something akin to alchemy for me. The transmutation of the base
elements of photons, air and earth into precious visions of beauty. I see the first rays of
light through the morning mist, glimmering silver and gold. I see sunsets through clouds
and haze, glowing red and purple like a precious stone. I see the midday sun shining
from a clear blue sky, filtering through the eucalypts and illuminating the vegetation,
sometimes lush, sometimes sun-bleached. A myriad of colours, some subtle, some
overwhelming, never the same, always changing.
The elements I use in the lustre glazes, silver and copper especially, have their own
alchemical responses as they interact with the heat and atmosphere of the kiln. And
like the light and landscape that inspired them, they interact to produce ever changing
colours and surfaces, distilling the essence of what I see and giving the light something
new with which to play.
Each work in this exhibition captures a moment in the day where the alchemy of light
has produced something magical.