The Apple and the Knife brings together work by award winning artist Merton Chambers produced over the past 40 years. This late career survey exhibition focusses on recent oil pastel works by the Canadian-born, Toogoolawah-based artist, which showcase his unique graphic style and vivid use of colour, a response to the luminosity of the light of his adopted home and the environmental concerns that have guided his approach to art over the past four decades.
Merton’s work is held in major collections including the Government of Canada, the Art Institute of Ontario, the Ontario Board of Education, Canadian Museum for Contemporary Fine Crafts and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art as well as numerous private and corporate collections.
Merton Chambers was founding director of Noosa Regional Gallery, moving later to the Somerset region in 2003.
Curated by Rachel Arndt.
THIS PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S REGIONAL ARTS FUND, PROVIDED THROUGH REGIONAL ARTS AUSTRALIA, ADMINISTERED IN QUEENSLAND BY FLYING ARTS ALLIANCE.
IMAGE: MERTON CHAMBERS, CUSTARD APPLE, 2020, OIL PASTEL ON CANVAS, 46 x 46CM.