Paintings from Coogee / The Great Divide

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the 'Paintings from Coogee' exhibition at Olsen Irwin Sydney

BY REBECCA GALLO | WWW.THEARTLIFE.COM.AU Alan Jones’ latest exhibition Paintings from Coogee present some unusual takes on landscape and portraiture. Oddly haunting faces float on top of moody coastal parklands. Some of the heads are formed from thick, spaghetti-like coils of black and white paint, laid on like icing. The …

New South Wales

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones titled 'The Mother Land'.

BY CARRIE MILLER | WWW.THEARTLIFE.COM.AU In his latest exhibition Alan Jones continues his explorations of a history and identity that, while still dominant in Australian culture, is almost subversive as a topic in contemporary art. Jones’s interest in Australia’s colonial past is especially personal in his exhibition New South Wales, …