Study for Homecoming
Stewart MacFarlane (Born 1953)
oil on board
35.5 x 45.5 cm
signed lower left
Exhibited: Stewart MacFarlane, Turpentine, Charles Nodrum Gallery, March 1998 # 11
out on rent-to-try
This painting is the study for a major work The Homecoming illustrated (P122) in his major monograph published in 2012 - Stewart MacFarlane Paintings by Nicholas Jose and Timothy Morrell. This work, like many of his strongest works is a nocturne in which artificial light intervenes. His world is always a place of disquiet where danger and disappointment threaten…with the path to safety (or not) being a central theme.
Stewart MacFarlane was born in Adelaide and completed his Diploma in Fine Art in 1974 before travelling to the US to further his studies, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1977. He has held over 50 solo exhibitions of his work in Australia, Asia, U.S.A. and Germany. A monograph of his work, titled ‘Stewart MacFarlane: Riddles of life’ was published in 1996, followed by a second monograph published in 2012, titled ‘Stewart MacFarlane: Paintings’.
MacFarlane’s work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the QLD Art Gallery, Artbank, Art Gallery of WA, Brisbane City Gallery, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and many regional institutions.