APARTHEID, suicide, feminism and the human form are some of the subjects portrayed in Orange artist Victor Gordon’s latest exhibition.
The South African-born artist’s exhibition, Sun Shining Blood Everywhere, will feature a survey of his work, from the days of apartheid in South Africa to the rural landscape he experiences in Orange.
“I deal with social issues mainly or commentaries on the social conditions,” he said.
“Some of it’s controversial ... they were trying times [in South Africa] and I felt the need to show what happened over there.”
More than 100 artworks, including 20 sculptures and a variety of collages, will be on display.
“It sums up my experiences in Australia ... it’s been a pleasantly rocky road,” Mr Gordon said.
“When you’ve been in the country for 25 years it’s good to look back.”
Mr Gordon is a self-proclaimed feminist and said some of his artworks featured issues such as why men did not feature in the feminist argument.
“A lot of the work is very controversial, people are not used to dealing with issues of the body,” he said.
“I deal with the human form both externally and internally.”
His book, also called Sun Shining Blood Everywhere, will be launched at the exhibition and will feature 182 illustrations.
The official opening of the exhibition will be held at 6pm for 6.30pm in the Orange Regional Gallery on Friday, September 28 and will continue until Sunday November 4