MELBOURNE | until Aug 31, 2019
ARC ONE Gallery
Silent Transformations by John Young
Highly regarded in Australia and internationally for his commitment to intellectual rigor and aesthetic finesse, in Silent Transformations Young explores the sublime inherent in metamorphosis in a series of new abstract and representational paintings.
These meticulously painted canvases are meditations on the process of transformation.
As Young describes, they point to “the moment when a caterpillar changes into a moth, when deformation and reformation exist side by side.
Here, banal time continues unperturbed outside of the cocoon.
We see the transformation of a caterpillar into a moth, but at that moment, what is inside the cocoon knows not what it is.