CHRONOCENTRIC SONDER

You will forget what you don't understand, so, what should we remember about the past? That is what artist Christopher R. Inwood asks his audience in his latest exhibition, opening at The Ferryman’s Hut Friday 22nd October. A 2019/20 Brisbane Portrait Prize finalist, Inwood combines classical imagery and technique with contemporary aesthetics like experiential lighting and digital culture to achieve sensuous and soul-stirring results.

In this collection of deeply ancient imagery, Inwood’s signature realism is pushed to new heights as he struggles with our species' past and the lessons our ancestors have been screaming to us, in hope that we, their descendants take heed of their own hard learnt lessons.Here, the language of our ancestors, myth, and metaphor, is pulled back into the present for us as we examine the fundamentals in contemporary society. Inwood invites the audiences to remember our past so we can once again understand our ancestors' lessons. 

"I wanted to make something that felt bedrock to our human nature," says Inwood, "in order to help in understanding our human past, who we are has changed what we are hasn't."

With the aid of sensory dilation through experimental lighting Inwood throws the world into a sepia-hue, where we are able to step into the past's language of myth and metaphor, Inwood offers a place to help understand or learn the lessons of the past so we too can remember. We must never forget.

Chronocentric Sonder comes to The Ferryman’s Hut Friday 22 October­-Sunday 31 October 2021. ​

pre-sale | 16th October (via the website)

date                    22 - 31 OCTOBER 2021

location            The Ferryman’s Hut |29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe

open hours      8am – 7pm daily

OPENING NIGHT | 22nd October 6-11pm

instagram        @christopherrinwood

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HEAVEN is not the reward after death, it's the best you can make of life

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oil on Linen

152cm x 152cm

2021

HELL is not a place you get punished after death, it's the worst you can make life
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oil on Linen

152cm x 290cm

2021

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HELL is not a place you get punished after death, it's the worst you can make  life

GROUP LEADER, raises through competence, and rots into tyranny, light alleviates their inevitable tyranny

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

 SATAN is the conglomeration of the ideal worst of us and antonym of the god of your consciences

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

JESUS is  the amalgamated ideal self

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

GOD is the best of your conscious, built from the long line of ancestors that reaches  through time

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

ART amalgamates stimuli to make us realise truth, and is why we pray before it.The bible is one of these works of Art.

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

DAVID, the brave individual, can defeat the insurmountable

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

GOLIATH now a wolf in shepherds clothes

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021

FEMALE nature of addressal

oil on canvas, acrylic, plywood

180cm x 90cm

2021