The Nancy Sever Gallery is pleased to show Days Like this….., an exhibition of work by one of Australia’s leading ceramicists, Greg Daly.
Greg Daly is internationally known and respected as a ceramic artist specialising in rich glaze effects. He is also the author of several books on glazing and glazing techniques. His work has been included in 24 international book publications and is held in over eighty national and international art gallery and museum collections, including those of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He has held over seventy solo exhibitions and won 36 national and international awards. He has also exhibited in over 200 international and national group exhibitions. He was President of Craft Australia from 1992-1995.
Master of his medium and with a highly developed aesthetic, Greg Daly produces what the art critic Peter Haynes has described as “sophisticated essays in the ceramic medium, striking for the balanced harmony of elements and precise geometries of form.”
One of the most satisfying characteristics of lusterware is its ability to respond to and reflect light - the way in which the colours change in artificial light and according to the quality of natural light. Daly uses the forms of his ceramics to optimise the way in which their surfaces play with light.
The Australian landscape is a constant in his art. He captures the effects of the light on the countryside around Cowra in the central west of New South Wales in rich and fluid surfaces that mark the changing patterns of light during the passage of the day. As he has written “The first and last light of the day, light through cloud, light behind cloud, light diffused by rain and storm, the moment just after sunset when the land glows for a short while. These are the moments I look for and it is in the nature of lustre to capture these”.
GREG DALY | DAYS LIKE THIS…. opens at the Nancy Sever Gallery on Wednesday 16 May and runs until Sunday 17 June 2018. For further information please contact Nancy Sever at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 02 6182 0055. The Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm.