, Tony Lloyd’s second exhibition with Gallery 9, continues his fascination with mountains, highways, darkness and space travel. In this exhibition, immense mountains are contrasted with distant aircraft, jet vapour trails are likened to road lines, and footprints in the snow read as an indecipherable Morse code. In other works, asteroids appear out of the darkness above endless highways, melding night and space into a single perspective. Lloyd’s enigmatic scenes of remote and unpopulated landscapes are difficult to locate. Curator Simon Gregg writes of Lloyd: "His paintings have a sense of time frozen, and haunt us through their penetrating ambiguity, speaking of nowhere and of no-when.“
Press release courtesy Gallery 9.