Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Whose sky are you under?


Una Rey. Photo: Melony Browell

This is my first post. I am reluctant to enter a new relationship on the rebound from Long to belong: landscape memoir, a 3 year focus in the academic lexicon, a studio based PhD at the University of Newcastle....however, this morning the sky is laden with orange dust, nature imitating art- on a personal level, that is. It is apocalyptic, post-safe blue and green world. One of the paintings currently on exhibition at the university gallery, She-oaks, (pictured above) has the same strange glow, more sunset inspired than end-of-the-world, but the sister work, Whose sky are you under, asks you to wonder....


Una Rey, backyard sky September 22nd 2009

5 comments:

Sophie Munns said...

Welcome to blogland Una!
Its an impressive start...fresh colours...unique in BL. Am v. pleased to hear of the wonderful evening you had and the sales that resulted.
I found a few surprises on Picasa... made it even harder to decide which one I would purchase!
Do tell about the one with the studio...was that your most recent work?
looking forward to visiting often....and becoming a followe!
S x

Una Rey said...

Sophie, yes, the Barn studio is the last , and in a way the first of the next 'body'...it sold to Dallas Gold, Raft artspace- was Darwin but Raft is relocating to Alice Springs next year. Lisa Slade bought Memory, 2nd last painting... x

Annamaree said...

love the blog! you must show me how! congratulations on your journey's end...and new beginnings. xxx

annemarie murland said...

Hi Una hope you receive this a technology is getting the better of me - congratulations on this site and on a great show it was a pleasure to see you to relieved and happy and Jack and I enjoyed meeting your family and friends all the best xxam

Anonymous said...

Hi Una,

I very much like the portrait photograph: it has that end of things/beginning of things feel, a woman exuding a strange mix of sensuality and exhaustion (fairly typical for a painter who has just completed a major body of work, I guess.)

Thanks for sending through the article, I'll read it and get back to you in the next few days.

xHelen