December 11

JOHN LOCKE IN COLOUR

James Rowell

James Rowell

For the final show of the year CCAS Manuka is a blaze of colour and other than John Locke, British philosopher, Father of Classical Liberlism  (1632 – 1704), colour is the main concern for James Rowell. James produces work with text that is, in a word, unique. Said James, “I just thought the philosopher’s name John Locke was strange and I think that other people find it amusing too. In this exhibition there are no hard and fast rules, but I have tried to weave the themes of this persons name, aboriginal experience, western culture and other evocations of sexuality together.” James Rowell’s new body of work aims to evoke the philosopher John Locke whilst maintaining the artist’s subjectivity and signature painting style. James rotates his ideas throughout the series of paintings allowing the ideas to unfold around the viewer in a cyclical fashion. A LOOK AT ABORIGINAL CULTURE ARRANGED AROUND THE PHILOSOPHER’S NAME JOHN LOCKE at CCAS Manuka until 21 December SEE IT !

James Rowell

James Rowell