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Sunday
Oct212018

PROFILED ARTIST: PETRINA GRIFFIN

Petrina Griffin is an artist from Melbourne and has been illustrating and painting for as long as she can remember. Working as an illustrator and designer for many years after studying Visual Design at Monash, she has only recently begun to exhibit her work. Currently she is motivated by the world around her and paints anything she sees. Experimenting with real life, abstraction and colour she is always ready and hoping to be surprised by life’s little stand out moments.

 

 

 

Petrina Griffin's exhibition How did we get here? in collaboration with Susan Earl, is current 12 – 28 October 2018.

Sunday
Oct072018

PROFILED ARTIST: DANIEL R MARKS

Daniel R Marks is a cross-disciplinary artist originally from small-town Queensland, now currently finishing up a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT and emerging into the Melbourne art scene. He originally wanted to be an illustrator, and this interest in storytelling has since carried over into a more conceptually-based fine art practice which leans towards a somewhat theatrically inspired sense of abstract narrative. Marks works in both traditional and digital mediums as well as in live performance. Within both thematic and physical interactions between his pieces, and between art objects and performer, he explores the representation, reconfiguration and expansion of the human body at its most visceral via performative states of metamorphosis/rebirth.

 

 

 

Daniel R Marks' exhibition In Synthesis is current 26 September – 9 October 2018.

Thursday
Aug302018

PROFILED ARTIST: EMMA ITZSTEIN

Emma Itzstein is a self-represented multi-disciplinary artist based in Geelong. After being recognised for her ‘unique-state' printmaking in her hometown of Perth, she decided to explore painting as a relatively new practice since relocating to the east-coast, as a way of loosening up and giving in to the medium.

Itzstein's work explores conceptual theories which mostly revolve around psychological states of mind. Juxtaposed layers of paint and other mediums are used in interplay to bring deeper meaning to her works - a consistent thread between her printmaking and painting practice. Itzstein's debut solo show YIN at Brunswick Street Gallery explores the process of navigating and healing generalised anxiety - a manifestation of the artist’s personal introspection over the past year. 

 

 

 

Emma Itzstein's exhibition, YIN, is current 22 August – 4 September 2018.

Thursday
Jul122018

PROFILED ARTIST: KARA MANDEL

 

Kara Mandel is an emerging artist living in Melbourne. What began as a therapeutic art practice years ago has evolved into an intimate platform of self-inquiry and devotion to conscious expression. Through a curious exploration of meditative practices, ritual and personal experiences as a woman, she has seen her inner and outer landscapes shift and as such, her work deeply influenced by these moments.

She has long held a deep fascination for the physical/emotional/spiritual body, and how each individual’s personal and collective experience shapes their perceptions of the world, creating the lens through which they define themselves.

The parallels between physical gestation and the incubation of ideas permeate her work, as well as themes of release, collective identity and creation.Utilising painting, printmaking, sculpture, and the body, Kara invites inquiry on behalf of the viewer. The works engage the audience to pause and observe their individual responses to the shapes, use of colour, and line work.

In 2014, she completed a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking at California State University, Chico. Since moving to Melbourne, Kara’s work has been shown in galleries around the city. Her works are in public spaces and private collections in the United States and Australia.

 

 

 

Kara Mandel's exhibition, Surrender / Uncover, is current 29 June – 15 July 2018.

 

Wednesday
Jul112018

PROFILED ARTIST: RICHARD MCCOY

Just a synthesis of the mind, recalling archetypes, gods or figures of disgrace? Works that merge fiber art, digital art, and lurid retro patterns, Richard McCoy’s practice looks at the unreal nature of reality, time and extreme change. After showing his Master's artworks at London's Tate Britain, and conducting the world’s first academic study hybridising 3D printing to cloth - McCoy exhibits internationally, working across art, fashion, and textile design. Like some white-hot past, a draped overlapping of dream, fear and dark joy, his work aims to suggest a broken time, moving and unfinished.

 

 

 

Richard McCoy's exhibition, Synthetic, is current 29 June – 15 July 2018.