Tree Change

Merran Esson & Steve Lopes

11 June - 13 July 2019

Tree Change presents new work by STEVE LOPES and MERRAN ESSON, whose work explores the changing seasons and landscape through the shift in the trees.

STEVE LOPES created new paintings and works on paper in situ during a residency in the Jamberoo Rainforest on the South Coast of New South Wales. A new terrain for LOPES to encounter, he notes “I was transfixed by the prehistoric forms of the forest, it's weird shapes and forms and especially the colours”. The resulting works are playful in their engagement with the vivid tones of the rainforest. Painted en plain air, LOPES captures the intense immediacy of being ensconced within the walls of the rainforest with his light and energetic brushstrokes.

Travelling through the Monaro plains of NSW in Autumn, MERRAN ESSON was inspired by the change of colours in the European trees planted in the plains. The resulting works reflect the orange, green and gold tones of the tree change in season. The roundness of ESSON’s sculptures are reminiscent of the geometric simplification of landscapes by European Impressionists such as Paul Cézanne. The paring back of forms enables ESSON to distil the trees, as if viewed from multiple perspectives.



Merran Esson - Monaro Lines 2018
Merran Esson
Monaro Lines
ceramic, copper glaze
89 x 38 x 34 cm

(Photography: Greg Piper)
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Merran Esson - The Roundness of Silence 2019
Merran Esson
The Roundness of Silence
ceramic, copper glaze
42 x 43 x 33 cm

(Photography: Greg Piper)
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Merran Esson - Autumn on the Monaro Longshelf 2019
Merran Esson
Autumn on the Monaro (L-R: Monaro Trees 1 - 11)
ceramic, copper glaze
various dimensions

(Photography of individual works: Greg Piper)

Monaro Tree 1 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 3 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 4 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 5 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 6 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 8 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 9 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 10 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 11 (SOLD)
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Merran Esson - Autumn on the Monaro end wall 2019
Merran Esson
Autumn on the Monaro (Clockwise from left: Monaro Trees 12 - 23)
ceramic, copper glaze
various dimensions

(Photography of individual works: Greg Piper)

Monaro Tree 12 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 13 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 14 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 15 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 16 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 17 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 18 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 19 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 21 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 22 (SOLD)

Monaro Tree 23 (SOLD)
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Steve Lopes - Ferns 2018
Steve Lopes
Ferns
oil on canvas
54 x 54 cm
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Steve Lopes - Rainforest study 2017
Steve Lopes
Rainforest study
oil on board
50 x 40 cm
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Steve Lopes - Rainforest study II 2017
Steve Lopes
Rainforest study II
oil on board
50 x 40 cm
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Steve Lopes - Bert's Shed 2017
Steve Lopes
Sculptural Form and Rainforest
oil on canvas
31 x 37.5 cm
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Steve Lopes - Ferns II 2018
Steve Lopes
Ferns II
oil on canvas
57.5 x 32.5 cm
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Steve Lopes - Coastal View and Rainforest 2018
Steve Lopes
Coastal View and Rainforest
oil on board
41 x 48 cm
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Steve Lopes
South View, Afternoon Study
oil on board
46 x 44 cm
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Steve Lopes - Mask Pot Garden 2017
Steve Lopes
Mask, Pot, Garden
oil on board
32 x 37.5 cm
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Steve Lopes - Bert's Shed 2017
Steve Lopes
Bert's Shed
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
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Steve Lopes - Sculptural Form and Structure II 2017
Steve Lopes
Sculptural Form and Structure II
oil on board
25.5 x 31 cm
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Steve Lopes - Rainforest Study suite 3 2018
Steve Lopes
Rainforest Study suite 3
mixed media and oil paper
30 x 28 cm
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Steve Lopes - Rainforest Study suite 1 2018
Steve Lopes
Rainforest Study suite 1
mixed media and oil on paper
23 x 29.5 cm
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Steve Lopes - Rainforest Study suite 2 2018
Steve Lopes
Rainforest Study suite 2
mixed media and oil on paper
23 x 29.5 cm
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Steve Lopes
Rainforest Study suite 4
mixed media and oil on paper
21 x 21 cm
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