Oil on canvas
171 x 230cm
Art Month Sydney Group Show
Holy Mountain, Peter Daverington’s second solo exhibition of paintings in Sydney explores the cultural shift in perception of our natural landscape from the 19th century Romantic point of view to the resource hungry era of 21st century global economics.
Melbourne Art Fair 2008
Multiplex - Group exhibition
With one of his major interests outside of art being mathematics, and within that, the notion of infinity, of no beginning, no end and no particular place, the works in this exhibition demonstrate Daveringtons true talent in his use of paint (material) to discuss its opposite, space (immaterial).
The Renaissance painters depicted legible, classical spaces but like the places represented in Daveringtons
paintings these were imaginary worlds. A desire for the fantastic surged beneath these cool realms.
Unfulfilled desire structures the imaginary as an unrealisable and hence desirable objec ...