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White Bay Power Station by Jerry Liew

Artist Statement
Most of the works in this exhibition are images inspired by the power station in White Bay.
The paintings are evolved from relics of Sydney Harbour. Once mighty establishments of industrial activities. They are now silent and still. Cranes of Cockatoo Island swivel in geometric abstraction, whilst the power station in White Bay moulders and smoulders in toxic decay. The chimneys still reaching for the sky. Maritime flotsam drifts in their reveries, licked by salt, stained with rain.

The works recognises the influence of modernity. A search of alternative ways  of investigating this artistic inheritance, which combines abstract principles with narrative structures.
Here reductive visual language takes on unexpected referential association and spatial ambiguity.
Drawing is a crucial component of the process and articulates most of the visual information.
A balance between the measured and spontaneity forges new connection with the fundamental components of picture making to renew its visual and emotional dynamics.

Jerry Liew CV


2012 Diploma IT-Multimedia (general)
2011 Diploma IT-Multimedia
2010 Certificate IV in Information Technology-Multimedia
2010 Certificate IV in Information Technology-Websites
1975 Bachelor of Architecture UTS, Sydney, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Leichhardt Municipal Library, Leichhardt NSW
2015 Johnston Lane Studios at Chrissie Cotter Gallery
2012 Xavier Art Space St. Vincent's Hospital/FONAS
2011 Chrissie Cotters Gallery Camperdown
2010 Sydney Children Hospital Randwick NSW
2009 Depot II Danks St. Waterloo NSW
2008 RAIA Tusculum Potts Point NSW
2008 Brunswick Street Galleries Fitzroy VIC
1982/1984 Cape Gallery Byron Bay NSW
1981/83/85 Rex Irwin Art Dealer Sydney
1980 Hogarth Gallery Sydney

Art Prizes

1984 Faber Castell Drawing Prize Professional judged by Edmond Capon
1981 Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship
1972 Mirror Waratah Drawing
1971 Mirror Waratah Traditional