Wondering About Things - Michael Reid

Marc Etherington
Ice Cream Troubles, 2022
acrylic on canvas
122 x 91.5 cm
$7,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Cheers, 2022
acrylic on canvas
91.5 x 122 cm
$7,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Sad Alcoholic Riding a BMX Bike (Self Portrait), 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade frame
65 x 96cm
$5,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Can Not Wait For These Cowards To Come Out Of Hibernation, 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade frame
65 x 96cm
$5,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Swan Song, 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade frame
65 x 96cm, painting size
82 x 100 cm, framed size
$6,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Sea Hags (triptych), 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade painted carved cedar sculptures
65 x 96cm, 55.7 x 30 cm (x2)
$7,500, framed

Marc Etherington
The Preacher, 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade painted carved cedar sculptures
65 x 96cm, painting size
123 x 88 cm, framed size])
$6,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Willy Wonka, 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade painted carved cedar sculptures
65 x 96cm, painting size
82 x 110 cm, framed size])
$5,500, framed

Marc Etherington
Old Buffallo, 2022
acrylic on canvas, faux fur covered frame
65 x 96cm,
$5,800, framed

Marc Etherington
Bringing Jim Henson Back To Life, 2022
acrylic on canvas, handmade frame with carved cedar sculptures
65 x 96cm, painting sixe
82 x 100 cm, frame size
$6,500, framed

Those who have had the pleasure of meeting Marc Etherington will understand the sincerity of his painted worlds. Bright, nostalgic, loaded with pathos, and delightfully absurd; each little universe from the studio of Marc Etherington is fine example of narrative painting at its best. Etherington’s works are wonderfully honest. And it is through this honesty that the Australian born and Canadian based painter commands the attention of art collectors worldwide.

Self-taught and born in Sydney’s south, Marc Etherington spent his formative years ingratiating himself in the Sydney art community while fostering his emerging painting career. By both directly and obliquely referring to pop-culture, film, music and internet culture, Marc Etherington has, over many years, finely attuned his now globally recognised voice.

In recent years, an important development in his work is Etherington’s investigation of the frame, a trope that unifies the seemingly disjointed collection of paintings in Wondering About Things, 2022. Hand carved churches and Muppets, faux bison fur and Oompa Loompa’s in formation, show us Etherington’s endless inventiveness and confidence to break from the norm. The sheer strangeness and completeness of each scene in the accompanying paintings draw us in even further, eliciting a smile from the viewer in the process.

Etherington’s practice is courageously unpolished, but full of effort and care. His paintings speak to viewers in the way that low-fi music does; warm with honesty and life. Sad Alcoholic Riding a BMX Bike (Self Portrait) irreverently tells a full story, through use of one simple scene. Cheers invites us into Marc’s world, while Sea Hags (triptych) hurdles us into an imaginary one one. The painting and sculptural works of Marc Etherington are ones to be treasured, ripe with undeniable charm.

  • Marc Etherington
    Ice Cream Troubles, 2022

    122 × 91.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Marc Etherington
    Cheers, 2022

    124.5 × 91 cm
    $7,500
  • Marc Etherington
    Sad Alcoholic Riding a BMX Bike (Self Portrait), 2022

    65 × 96 cm
    $5,500
  • Marc Etherington
    Can not wait for these cowards to come out of hibernation, 2022

    65 × 96 cm
    $5,500
  • Marc Etherington
    Swan Lake, 2022

    82 × 110 cm

    SOLD

  • Marc Etherington
    Sea Hags (triptych), 2022

    65 × 160 cm

    SOLD

  • Marc Etherington
    The Preacher, 2022

    123 × 88 cm
    $6,500
  • Marc Etherington
    Willy Wonka, 2022

    82 × 110 cm

    SOLD

  • Marc Etherington
    Bringing Jim Henson Back to Life, 2022

    82 × 100 cm

    SOLD

  • Marc Etherington
    Old Buffalo, 2022

    65 × 96 cm
    $5,800