The Garden of Forking Paths
12 October – 5 November
MARS presents a new exhibition of serene and crystalline paintings by artist Tony Lloyd. The Garden of Forking Paths is a journey through landscapes both real and imagined. Based on photographs taken on recent trips to New Zealand’s South Island, the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland and the Victorian High Country, Lloyd’s works capture essential aspects of these locales, each painting is a distillation of time experienced at high altitude. Some images are singular meditations on light and atmosphere in alpine terrains, from the transparent blue of midday to the darkening pinks and mauves of evening. In other works, the artist subtly manipulates his landscapes, moulding mountains into human profiles and creating visual palindromes. Although based on real places, Tony Lloyd’s paintings portray a world that is more psychologically evocative than it is geographically specific.