Location: South West Victoria
For over two decades Kathryn Ryan has been documenting the landscape of south west Victoria, most particularly the trees that mark the region’s farmlands. She has shrouded the landscape in a moody light evoking a sense of ethereal ambiguity. But even as she brings us the familiar, Ryan continues to bring something new. Her focus shifts, her techniques grow, and her themes continue to evolve. She gives us reason to keep exploring this landscape with her, to know it ever more intimately and ever more profoundly.
To this end, the works in South West Coast include not only the trademark cypress trees but also the region’s dramatic coastline. There are oils and there are charcoals. There is shadow and there is definition.