HILARY HERRMANN :: THE VOYAGE
6 Feb - 2 Apr 2016
The Voyage features new works by the locally based painter, Hilary Herrmann. "These works are ruminations on the encroaching departure of my daughter and the changes it will encompass for the both of us. More abstractly, the paintings are ponderings upon the consequences of journeys, with the hope that change will lead to exaltation and surpass all potential downfalls; that all toils are excitements that will culminate in Homeric resolve.
The works show the good of the voyage: exhilaration, adventure, love, curiosity and intrigue. They present a continued connection despite separation. The measured doubt, in heed to the lurking Fates and shadowed Furies, is contained by this implicit trust in the victory of good, which painting The Voyage has afforded me.
I hide my demons in a lyrical narrative, where roads are partial, where creatures take flight, where vessels take to the seas and where individual pursuits undoubtedly find some solace or spark." Hilary Herrmann
Hilary Herrmann practices from her studio in Bangalow.