Dusk to Dawn

Jasper Knight continues his interest in palm trees, begun in 2022, conceding it was really a European notion of beauty that led to the planting of many introduced palms across Australia. Native Fijian palms, with their curved trunks and overhanging fronds blend into the curves of the landscape, while palms in Perth stand starkly outlined against the setting sun. Knight’s spontaneous, bold brushstrokes, in a tightly constrained palette, push the paintings into abstraction. ‘Boasting its own spectrum of light within,’ writes Imogen Charge in Artist Profile, ‘the palm trees dance across the canvases, playful, inviting: the surface alive.’

11 December—31 January