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General News · 24th August 2021
Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
An exhibition of Hannes Grosse paintings, prints and graphics, titled moments of silence is now showing at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery in Whaletown. This is visual poetry. And just like a poet who polishes each word to hold eloquence, each stoke in these remarkable artworks is intentionally, tenaciously present. Like the natural presences they evoke—wind, sand, water, time—the marks flow and braid into a sense of the vast, and are yet made from the particular.

A remarkable visual quality of Hannes’ technique is that his surfaces become more densely articulate, rather than more confusing, as you walk toward a painting. Hannes’ paintings are moments of silence that invite me into companionship with the wild, rather than shun me with uncommunicative reserve.

nobody reaches for me like the rolling hills
nobody misses me like the wide, slow river
nothing calls me like the silence

from Rez Times – Three by Susan Beaver

moments of silence continues this Thursday through Sunday, August 26th through August 29th from 2 to 6 pm.