The Distance

Gallery 9

17 May - 10 June 2017

The Distance, Tony Lloyd’s second exhibition with Gallery 9, continues his fascination with mountains, highways, darkness and space travel.

In this exhibition, immense mountains are contrasted with high altitude air travel, jet vapour trails are likened to road lines, and footprints in the snow read as an indecipherable Morse code. In other works, asteroids appear out of the darkness above endless highways, melding night and space into a single perspective.

Lloyd’s meticulously painted images have a cinematic quality. These enigmatic scenes of remote and unpopulated landscapes are difficult to locate as actual places in time. The curator and author Simon Gregg wrote of Lloyd that, “His paintings have a sense of time frozen, and haunt us through their penetrating ambiguity, speaking of nowhere and of no-when.“













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