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Ralph Stanton

THERE’S A CRACK IN EVERYTHING (L.COHEN)

30 Sep – 16 Oct 2021

at Disorder Gallery

Ralph Stanton at Disorder, September -October 2021

“There’s a Crack in Everything (L. Cohen)”

“What’s happening?”

Good question. What is happening in the world now? Unprecedented, unstoppable global events: a dreadful, pandemic; drastic environmental and climate shocks; a major shift in our freedoms and in global power. And personal tragedies unfolding worldwide at enormous scale.

What are we to make of it all? I am intrigued by the feeling behind Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem”: “Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering; There’s a crack , a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in”.

Is there something to be learnt here – at a level beyond the everyday? In any case, that’s what this, my imperfect offering, is about: a non-didactic attempt to imply the possibility of hope (or light) behind the enormity of what appears before us, collectively or individually.

Abstract art has been around for over a century. It appeals – like music – to our non-rational mind. My work evokes mood through colour, texture and overall effect. I rely on intuition, seeking feelings of space and beauty which arrive through process: layering, glazing, rubbing back, overpainting.

The work tends to suggest landscape, seascape or skyscape rather than tangible imagery, reflecting its expressive nature, “emotional residue” or tonal atmosphere. Actually it is an “inner landscape” that is reflected. And sometimes an “inner light.”

Ralph Stanton, Night (Reflection) 120cm x 110cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Red II 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Night Pool – Diptych 100x200cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Blue Mirage 75x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Firestorm 75x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Pacific Twilight 75x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Pale Moon 75x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Red I 75x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Rockface 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Desert Moon 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Red Gold 100x80cm Acrylic on Canvas 2015
Ralph Stanton, Mystere 60x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Ralph Stanton, Out of Nowhere 60x75cm Acrylic on Canvas 2021
Invitation – Square
Invitation – A4
Invitation – HD
https://www.disordergallery.com/on-now-gallery
ProjectA Virtual Exhibition
ContextX was engaged by Ralph Stanton to develop images and designs to support a ‘virtual exhibition’ of his paintings at Disorder Gallery. The greater context was Sydney’s COVID lockdown period, when a physical exhibition could not take place as public gatherings were generally not allowed. ‘Virtual’ was decided to mean ‘on a website’. The output was generated via a series of collaborative workshop sessions.
Clientralphstanton.com (primary)
disordergallery.com
OutputThe material included standard art documentation photography, material close-up photography, contextual exhibition mockup renders, 360VR, and promotional designs. Tech support was also provided to enable appropriate WordPress publication on the client’s website and associated upgrades.
OutcomeThe launch was initiated by a series of Social posts, on multiple platforms and profiles, to generate views on the gallery website.

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