Piers Greville’s ‘Weizmann Experiment (You Are Here)’ combines traditions of the sublime, where mountainous terrains are painted with arresting precision, and a contemporary outlook on the way that we segment Australian landscapes. His striking blue colour palette, ranging rods and concrete grey background are suggestive of both physical and digital measuring tools. His compositional choice to slice up the landscape refers to the way we re-direct waterways and hem in national parks. Hovering behind the mountainscape is a red and white ranging rod, referencing the often clinical way we see the landscape.
Greville was the winner of our Dominik Mersch Gallery / Victorian College of the Arts Award in 2018, which was followed by his inaugural solo show at DMG in February 2019, titled ‘Siren Song Creek’. In 2019, Piers won the Glover Prize for his work ‘Pedder Prime Cuts’ and this year he has been selected as a finalist in both the Glover Prize and the Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Research Award.