FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artist, Dennis Spiteri, will be in Tanunda at the Barossa Regional Gallery for the Sepember 6th opening of a stunning exhibition of his paintings.
Music has always been important to the artist and has informed his work over many years. Each of the series of paintings he has produced have had particular music at their core, beginning with his "Mass" in 1970 (inspired by Beethoven’s "Missa Solemnis"), to his current series "The Song of the Earth" in 2005.
Paintings from two series will be included in the Barossa exhibition.
The two paintings in the series, "Cambodia," express the horror and anger of what happened to the people of that country.
The series "Song of the Earth" had a long gestation period. The idea developed as the artist worked on his country property, planting thousands of trees. The sudden confrontation with nature, after years of being cloistered in city studios, was overwhelming. Mahler's Song of the Earth helped to give structure to the series.
The artist's studio in country Victoria doubles as a gallery in which he is able to exhibit his work which requires a dedicated space in order to accommodate the large size of the individual paintings. The Barossa Regional Gallery and South Australians are lucky to have this spectacular exhibition of paintings by Dennis Spiteri so close to home.
The exhibition will be opened by Angaston musician, Peter Brownridge at 2.00 pm on Sunday September 6th, 2009. The artist will be present.
The exhibition will continue until October 13th.
Artist's website: http://www.dennis-spiteri.com/
Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Rd,