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"I dreamed I saw St. Augustine"

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Just a Clown   Acrylic on Canvas 92x92cm

RODNEY CASSIDY

Paintings

“I dreamed I saw St Augustine”

A whimsical and narrative interpretation of the 1967 Bob Dylan Ballad. The lyrics describe a dream that is enigmatic and subject to interpretation. One interpretation of the song is that St. Augustine is a stand-in for Dylan himself, who had been viewed as a prophet or messiah. The St. Augustine in the title has often been linked to St Augustine of Hippo - a philosopher who wrote about evil and guilt, he defined the concept of original sin. For me, the St Augustine narrative is a metaphor for life. The meaning in each image changes with the density of the lines and the combination of colours.  Colour has vitality… like life. The works are mixed media drawings on paper and acrylic on canvas

“…Arise, arise, he cried so loud
In a voice without restraint
Come out, ye gifted kings and queens
And hear my sad complaint
No martyr is among ye now
Whom you can call your own
So go on your way accordingly
But know you're not alone.” Bob Dylan 1967.

 

All works are Acrylic on Canvas or pen and ink drawings. I am working towards a Show at the Graydon Gallery on the 11th February  2019. Mark your Diary.

Counting on Ewe  Acrylic on Canvas 92x92cm

     
 

Rod is an artist who works from his studio in Auchenflower, Brisbane. He has participated in Group and Solo exhibitions and early on in his career he was hung in the Archibald Prize 1978 Exhibition. Rod has won the Stanthorpe Art Festival Ceramics Prize and the Gatton Shire Art Award and he was heavily involved in the establishment of the Ipswich Art Gallery in the early 1980’s when he was the Head of Department Art at the Ipswich State High School. Rod became a State High School Principal and concentrated on developing Art Education Curriculum in Queensland. In more recent years he has developed gift and furniture designs for the Home and Decor Industry across Australia and has exhibited in numerous Trade Fairs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Rod has travelled extensively. He works mostly with acrylics referencing a broad repertoire of experience and influences.

     

Dates:  Monday 11th February to Sunday 17th February

Opening Celebrations - join me 5pm to 8pm Friday 15th February for drinks

Gallery Hours 10am – 4pm Tuesday  to Sunday (closes 3pm Sunday)

GRAYDON GALLERY

29 Merthyr Road New Farm Brisbane 4005

     

 

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