These new mixed media works contain apparitions and unknown forces that seem to speak to one another. The artist has corralled his spirits into an earthly and psychedelic space with recognisable forms, such as the human body, but eschews anatomical attention opting for a rich, rainbow palette. Crosswell’s interest in altered states, his subconscious and patterns that emerge in the visual trope of ‘shadows’, are ripe for a day-trip to the gallery.
Bett Gallery Hobart
9 to 29 March, 2018
Joel Crosswell, Thoughts Catching Thoughts, 2017, mixed media on paper, 118 x 76cm
Courtesy the artist and Bett Gallery Hobart, Tasmania