Western Australian artist Patrick Doherty will present a series of paintings in an online-only exhibition titled The Boy Who Couldn’t See in June 2016.
Doherty is known for his free-style figurative illustrations that portray fantastic sequences and contain rich, colourful imagery. These epic, imaginative landscapes echo with ancient mythologies, often referencing spiritual and religious iconography. The paintings in The Boy Who Couldn’t See are paired with words by Perth writer James Hattrick in a poem of the same title.
Over the last decade, Doherty has exhibited across Australia including in the prestigious Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) in Sydney in 2007. He has exhibited at numerous galleries, including at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), The Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Fine Art, Fremantle Arts Centre and Canberra Contemporary Art Space. He has collaborated on a range of multi-disciplinary projects including the development of a series of textile prints for the 2009/10 collections of cult fashion label Romance Was Born. Doherty’s work is held in public and corporate collections, including Artbank and Wesfarmers, as well as in a numerous private Australian collections.
The online only exhibition will be current from 3 – 10 June 2016.
Image credit: Patrick Doherty Not listening to yourself 2016 oil on board 30.0 x 30.0 cm