review - Critic, travel log, pg 42. March, 2002
I had seen the work of Adam Douglass (the artist) before, at the end of year exhibition of the fine art degree students at the polytechnic and really liked his work there, but I had forgotten his name so was rapt to walk into this opening and see his work again.
The paintings are clouds of colour that seem to move and mix on the canvas. In a number of the paintings there are figures that are like hints of memory or dreams. There is often a dog or a wolf shape emerging from the surface of the colours. The show is entitled Travel Log and combined with the shapes of figures and wolves floating in the colour, it makes me think of mystical journeys, non-physical journeys.
The exhibition is on at the Blue Oyster Gallery (137 High St), until 16 March.
Douglass Adams, not AdamDouglass
- Adam Douglass 2004
Dunedin, New Zealand