The Observatory

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne 2013


Felicity Spear Observatory 2
(Oil on linen)

Working with painting as a speculative medium in a space between art and science, Spear looks for relationships between sky-situated knowledge, observational technologies and natural phenomena, which are often not accessible to the full range of the senses.

These things are revealed to us through observational technologies associated with light and image capture, multi-wavelength radiations and remote sensing, data, digital manipulation and photography. Paintings emerge from the play of light, abstracted and more innovative ideas around the mapping of space, time-lapse photography and the noisy patterns of image capture.


Felicity Spear Observatory – Triptych
(Oil on linen)