Dan Kyle: Backcountry

Dan Kyle continues his investigations into the elevated Australian landscape of the Blue Mountains and Great Dividing Ranges in ‘Backcountry’. Informed by the changing climate, Kyle depicts the landscape in the summer heat, hot dry days in the bush, and the stark midday light, as well as the more subdued humidity and mist after storms, evening shadows and warm light in the afternoon. Colour drives Kyle’s compositions. He explains that ‘during this season the angophoras shed their bark… revealing
orange peachy pinky skin.’

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
10 to 28 April, 2019
Melbourne

Dan Kyle, New Moon, 2018, oil and pencil on board, 120 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne