Tohby Riddle: Silent Light
15 January – 27 February 2022
Silent Light presents small, simply stated paintings depicting commonplace scenes that often pass unnoticed. The subjects are largely derived from the artist’s long-term observations, day and night, of locations in Katoomba on foot and from a car. The works examine how light – natural or artificial and from singular or multiple sources – can silently illuminate such moments, to reveal more than the mundane. Reflecting on this, Riddle see his paintings as a ‘visual haiku’.
A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition
Image: TOHBY RIDDLE Afternoon light Waratah Street 2018, acrylic on board, 30 x 40 cm, courtesy the artist