Selected Works 2006-2010. Gerry Gleason. > Peace Conflict Peace Trilogy

Peace Conflict Peace Trilogy.
'Night Transit'. (Mid Panel).
Gerry Gleason 2014.
Dedicated to my-
Granddaughter Edie Rose.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
188 X 176 cm.

The central image of the Trilogy contains echoes of the worst of the 20th century. The nightmare of transports to unknown destinations, Concentration camps, Gulags, the machinery of fear, disorientation, displacement, brutality and disappearance. The scenario of hawks and doves, the family’s meagre possessions, a home and a life ripped from them. The shrill yellow light and bulb above remembers Picasso’s Guernica.