Gathering in the Light: Stephen Spurrier and David Usher

Saturday, 5 December, 2020 to Sunday, 24 January, 2021

David USHER and Stephen SPURRIER | There's a garden in my plane 2015 | acrylic and ink on canvas | 20 x 20cm | Reproduced by kind permission © the artist 

Gathering in the Light features a dialogue about the working practices of two Toowoomba based artists, Stephen Spurrier and David Usher. 

The exhibition explores their creative processes – looking at how they use solitude while overcoming isolation through collaboration. Capturing a moment in time, Spurrier and Usher’s artworks are a direct response to the social, environmental, esoteric and cosmic influences that have shaped 2020. These works celebrate how Spurrier and Usher embrace the landscape in their respective practices; especially the critical role light plays in balancing image making. 

Shifting across painting, printmaking and ceramics, the exhibition explores the many ways in which the process of making reflects layers of lived experience. It delves into the artists’ psychological and emotional responses to physical locations. There is a particular focus on memory and the pivotal moments, situations and adventures that influence an artwork.