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

Paintings from Coogee / The Great Divide

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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 ends of the coils dangle like two-tone guts and nerve endings at the necks of …

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

New South Wales

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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, a series of works that emerged from a recent trip he took to track his …