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1 Oct 2016, 2 Oct 2016, 5 Oct 2016, 6 Oct 2016, 7 Oct 2016, 8 Oct 2016, 9 Oct 2016
Roz Avent's solo exhibition, Nature Brute, is a collection of large format charcoal drawings. These works focus on the landscape of Central Victoria. "For most of my life this landscape with its monotonous yet chaotic appearance and its inhospitable and indifferent nature made me recoil from any thought of exploring it visually. A few years ago a shift occurred in my thinking when I began to see the contrast of light and dark, the wide range of surface textures, multiple points of entry and extraordinary forms as exciting material for drawing. The drawings are drawn, erased, redrawn, rubbed back and layered with marks and tones leaving faint traces of the process. Using, charcoal, ink, chalk and acetone I shape the drawing much as the elements shape the landscape itself."