Neale Stratford’s artist talk Saturday 13th August 2011, 2pm CF Gallery.
Neale Stratford casts himself in the role of writer, producer, director and lead actor in Personal Allegories and Other Caprices. He expresses aspects of his life through images that are at once epic, intimate and compelling. He introduces us to characters and leads us through scenes that are innately familiar, having been drawn in large part from popular cinema and art history, but their psychological import seems to extend further and deeper than these cultural references would imply. They tap into a greater collective unconscious to exude something of the greater human condition, while at once speaking very precisely of the artist’s own life story.
– Simon Gregg, Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery