MICHAEL CHORNEY - PORTRAIT OF KANGAROO
Portrait of Kangaroo is an up-close and personal series of large drawings of kangaroos that capture the character of our national icon.
The artist's intention in this series is to portray these animals as individuals, reflecting their unique personalities using a juxtaposition of black and white lineal expression, with dramatic energy, on a large scale.
This exhibition brings a fresh and unique understanding to the Australian kangaroo, a subject which traditionally has been depticted predominantly in symbolic form.
The artist's drawing style is highly expressive with a strong black and white accent placing great importance on clean, white space against linework of graphite, charcoal and wash on frame-stretched 200gsm paper.