Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa

Hypersonic Realism: A subset of and an adjunct to simplisticism

20 February – 10 March 2024

This show consists mainly of recent landscape drawings in charcoal and coloured pencil plus one pen and ink and 4 prints.

The landscapes were drawn en plein air or from moving cars around NSW, Queenstown and Waiheke Island.

The Hypersonic in the title relates to the required speed of drawing while in a swiftly moving car.  This exceeds the speed of sound, so the scratching of charcoal on paper only becomes audible when the drawing is completed.

The handful of more graphic works featuring robots, suicidal koalas and bleeding eucalypts refer to the apparently apocalyptic end times in which we live (hopefully apparent and not actual!).