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rod gray: tracking station

Rod Gray has been inspired by his time at Mount Stromlo, where he worked on the Great Melbourne Telescope. These new paintings encourage the viewer to consider human history, but also where we choose to go from here. There are grand plans, grand visions, and grand ruins in this show, and much to think about. As we stand on the threshold of a new future, these fifteen works are symbolic, optimistic, and strangely empty at the same time. Timely reminders that, compared to the landscape, human activity is transient, and, in the long term, meaningless.

The show opened today, and is on at Space 39 until 21 November. Find it on Level 2, 39 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne.

Read more about Rod’s motivation (and see some of his paintings) here.

It is difficult to choose standout works, but I was immediately drawn to Desert Storm, The Great Sextant, Island and Persia.

Whether you got to Vanishing Worlds at The Napier or not, this show is a must. Go see!

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I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

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