Cameron Bishop
'On the Wannabe Track'
The Re-Impressionist Series
Phoenix Gallery
Burwood
2009
Oil on Luaun Pine
122 x 223.5cm
"The Impressionist Series re-appropriates iconic Australian Impressionist Paintings of the 19th century. On the Wannabe Track, for example, re-places the figures from Frederick McCubbin's On the Wallaby Track (1896)The figures, re-presented at the scale and co-ordinates of the original works, take on the same poses as their descendants.The inference is that they will live out the same melancholy tropes as their forebears, in a space that is not theirs."
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