About Ethereal Skies.
Enter into a world created through poetic imagination and spontaneous freedom with Ethereal Skies, a solo exhibition by Clinton Barker. Clinton Barker is a Brisbane based Artist whose semi-abstract figurative paintings are reminiscent of works by the famously reclusive artist, Ian Fairweather (1891-1974). In his first solo exhibition with Gala Gallery, Barker continues in his signature style using semi-abstract forms to depict evolution and the cosmos to evoke the feeling that we are one with and a product of our world and, by extension, the elements of the universe it came from and shares.
Working with oil on canvas and printmaking, Clinton Barker’s style is semi-abstract figurative representation. His work stems from an artistic passion as a young child and spurred on his self-taught practice. Influenced by abstract expressionism and primitive art, Barker’s practice takes on a “spontaneous freedom” driven by emotion and life experience that connects artist and viewer. Barker has been awarded the Impress Printmakers Inaugural Print Prize and the Easel Painting Award at the Art on Show Awards, as well as a finalist in the Martin Hansen Memorial Art Awards.
Due to the popularity of previous openings and the current government restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are hosting two seperate opening sessions for Ethereal Skies to ensure there is ample capacity. Numbers will be strictly limited, meaning RSVP is essential via the below links. Alternatively feel free to call or email us direct to organise a private viewing.