The gallery is very pleased to present a new selection of Mike Hewson’s ‘Rock Paintings’ which generally consist of lashings of tonal-brown oil paint applied to stretched canvases of Belgian linen of varying sizes. This is the first time Hewson has exhibited at Fort Delta, having very recently presented his ongoing series of paintings with the gallery at the Spring 1883 Art Fair at The Establishment, Sydney.
Mike Hewson graduated with an M.F.A from Columbia, New York in 2016. His work is often realised through large-scale interventions in public space. He is currently installing his first permanent public artwork; a children’s playground fashioned from rocks and trees in the City of Wollongong’s Central Business District. In 2013 Hewson and Sydney-based artist Agatha Gothe-Snape were selected to create a public artwork for the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sydney which transformed the iconic site over a three month period in the Museum’s public programming. He has installed and situated artworks in a number of locations globally including New York’s Central Park, Moscow’s Pushkin Square, Cockatoo Island’s Turbine Shed, as well as multiple projects in The Pilbara Region of Western Australia and multiple projects in Christchurch CBD’s Red Zone, post 2009 quake. Hewson is from Christchurch, New Zealand and resides in New York ,USA.