Stefan Gevers – Trees Never Sleep

Suki and Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street  Bungendore NSW
25 May to 23 June 2024

. The exhibition presents new works in watercolour by Melbourne-based artist Stefan Gevers. It is his fourth at Suki and Hugh. For previous exhibitions Stefan has been inspired by the landscape of the Southern Tablelands with a particular fascination and focus on Lake George.

Barbie visited Suki and Hugh Gallery to speak to Stefan Gevers about Trees Never Sleep

Known for his technique of scoring the watercolour paper with a blade to create minute tufts of texture, Gevers uses repetitive lines as screens and to create viewpoints.

Stefan says of the work: ‘The vertical lines and whitewash serve as a screen or curtain, spotlighting a scene, a place, a viewpoint, while offering a sense of seclusion. Concurrently, it obscures and reveals the past and future. It’s a contemplation of our role and obligations within the landscape, with trees as the timeless, silent observers.’

An online catalogue is available from the gallery website – https://www.sukihugh.com.au/

Image credit: Stefan Gevers – Second Sight