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Margaret Lehmann opens Rod Schubert exhibition

Margaret Lehmann opens Rod Schubert exhibition

Internationally acclaimed artist, Rod Schubert’s biennial exhibition featuring 46 different works and taking two years in the making, was officially opened by Mrs Margaret Lehmann at Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door, Tanunda on Easter Sunday.

This year’s exhibition by Rod features paintings, prints and sculptures ranging from a Willi’s Wine Bar print (Paris Edition) unframed at $100 to Moonaree Fragment II at $20,000.

Speaking at the launch, Margaret said, “I never cease to be amazed at just how driven and disciplined Rod is.

“He is multi-skilled, works with ease across a variety of media and has many projects on the go at any one time.”

She then went on to also praise Rod’s wife, Tia for the way in which she has sustained him for all these years.

So in the 2017 exhibition there are a grouping of Mallee Ringneck parrots. It has been far too long since we have seen a flock of bird paintings from Rod.

“He has a magical gift of observation,” remarked Margaret.

She added, “He looks intently and the mallee ringnecks are caught at the exact moment of movement.

“Around us vibrant paintings. All inspired by the landscape. Ochres, of the outback, blues of the salt lake.

“What is interesting this time, is I sense that Rod is moving from pure abstraction and the motifs we have come to recognise over the years.

“I note a stronger sense of the figurative emerging in several of these works.

“Marvellous to me. In some it is like walking into the painting and joining in with the action.

“Others like staring at the fire for the dancing pictures. Or a cloudy sky replete with sleeping giants. And in so many ways he captures the light.

“This is why his work is so satisfying to have on one’s own walls. 

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