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Euan Macleod ‘Flux’ – Orange Regional Gallery, 23 March – 2 June, 2024

March 8, 2024

Dates: 23 March – 2 June, 2024
Location: Orange Regional Gallery

In Flux Euan Macleod presents a series of en plain air paintings made on Haupapa Tasman Glacier in New Zealand’s South Island, alongside a suite of studio works whose grand scale emulates their site of inspiration.

Macleod’s fascination with potentially dangerous environments recurs as he paints this sublime and inhospitable world of minerals, rock and ice. His climbers, often alone or linked by a rope to a companion figure or guide are metaphors through which the connection to and reliance on another human being is amplified.

Adjoining the glacier paintings are 200 works from an ongoing series Macleod has made of his friend Geoff Dixon. The portraits, created almost daily over the FaceTime app, began in 2021 during Covid lockdowns as a way of maintaining a connection with Geoff, who had recently lost his partner. The two continue to meet regularly with over 450 portraits to date.

Euan Macleod: Flux is an Orange Regional Gallery and ANU Drill Hall Gallery partnership exhibition.

Euan Macleod, Roped Figures Above Clouded Valley, 2023, acrylic on polyester, 210x400cm. Photo Courtesy Michele Brouet.