Rowan E Cassidy

24 May – 2 June 2024
The Lennox – 208 Lennox Street, Richmond

As part of the highly successful NotFair Art Fair 2023, NotFair board-member Helen Bogdan offered her own salon-style gallery space, The Lennox, to three artists of her choice to hold an expenses-free exhibition, in 2024.

Rowan Erskine Cassidy attended the National Art School in Sydney, Australia and also studied communication design at James Cook University. After a career spanning more than fifteen years working in feature film in Australia and Los Angeles, he returned to the visual arts and for the past decade he has been working and exhibiting in Bali, Indonesia. Cassidy’s work explores the metaphysical spaces between the visible and the invisible, creating friction between seduction and repulsion, astonishment and dread, dream and nightmare, delicacy and brutality. There is in all his works an aesthetic of dissonance that translates into images that are both intense and vulnerable, with a twilight beauty. His work displays an irreducible fascination with the hidden world of the occult which emerges in a sometimes Manichean world view describing the struggle between a spiritual world of light and a lesser, material world of darkness.

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