Opening this Thursday 18 January 6 - 8 pm Adam Lee will be presenting MONOLITH at Gertrude Glasshouse. An exhibition of new works made whilst on the Glasshouse Stonehouse studio residency in Chenaud, France and in his Macedon studio since his return. This newly established studio residency is organised by private benefactors and long-term Gertrude supporters Michael Schwarz and David Clouston and Antje and Andrew Géczy. The residency provides the opportunity for Australian and New Zealand Artists to live and work for a period in France, and opens avenues for the experience of working within a European context in order to develop new work to be exhibited in Australia.
Adam Lee was the inaugural artist selected for the residency and spent six weeks living and working in Chenaud. MONOLITH draws upon the experience of remoteness within the rural landscape of Southern France, seeking to mine aspects of local folklore and religious mythologies interweaved with fragments of the personal and the autobiographic.
The exhibition runs until 3 February.