Artist crosses the line between abstraction and realism

Michael Hight, Crossing The Line
Published by Gow Langsford Gallery
RRP $49.00

Gow Langsford Gallery recently published a monograph on the work of Michael Hight – Michael Hight: Crossing the line.

The publication traces the artist’s painting career from early abstract assemblages, through iconic beehive landscapes, to recent explorations of nocturnal memory-scapes; and features essays by art writer and curator, Gregory O’Brien, and poet and author Paula Green.

Throughout Hight’s career there has been a sense of the artist working as a medieval alchemist or apothecary which merges with his role as s contemporary scientist and teller of tales. He documents and categorises in an attempt to understand and explain his world.

He also displays a modernist fascination with the links between the medieval conception of the world composed of the classical humours and the modern world of analysis, bringing these strands together with visions which align with the writings of the writer Jorge Luis

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