Heretics and Epicureans
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Courtesy of the artist
Barry Gillard: Help! I Feel a Strong Weakness
Saturday, April 06, 2013 -
Sunday, May 26, 2013,
10:00 AM -
Drawings in the spirit of Dante Alighieri and others
In these large drawings Barry Gillard presents an array of
figures, texts and situations that take us into a dream-or
He draws inspiration from the stories and characters of Dante's
Divine Comedy but also incorporates figures from literary
sources as diverse as Herman Melville and Mother Goose to create
complex, memorable and resonant images.
"James Joyce is right to contend that the experience of Dante is
as intense as looking into the sun-it's necessary to avert one's
gaze at the right moment. When I've looked away I've been led to
images and texts that connect to The Divine Comedy."
Barry Gillard is a Geelong-based artist whose works are held in
Geelong Gallery, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, and private
collections in Australia.