A Group Show featuring Alexandria Park | Amber Kingi | Jacob Pedrana | Kimmy Hogan | Oliver Ackland | Vynka Hallam
Opens August 6, 6-9 PM
After 10 years as graphic designer, Melboune based artist, Kimmy Hogan decided to explore the aesthetic rather than functional potential of her craft.
"My love of traditional oil painting is reflected in my art and process. Oil paintings' layers of colours and brushstrokes are equivalent to the thousands of individual hand motions that make up each piece. They take many days or even weeks to complete. "
Vynka Hallam's work exaggerates colour; contrast and perspective to dramatic effect. Brushstrokes and paint drips are deliberately left observable, a constant reminder of the artist's unique perspective and process. Hallam's work is unapologetic in its rugged realism and rightfully so, it captures the beauty of imperfection.
Unbelievable though it may be, Kingi draws inspiration from everyday life, making her work a testament to the power of imagination. Kingi's works take the viewer on a 'trip down the rabbit hole', as they attempt to interpret the uninterpretable, forcing them to engage their own imaginations.
Inspired by all things art, film and music, LA based Sydney artist Oliver Ackland switches between abstract portraits and abstraction.He borrows from mark making using pencil, oil pastel and charcoal to explore the relationship between colour and space, control and abandon.
Jacob Pedrana is inspired by the unusual combination of abstraction; street art and Navajo mythology. Pedrana's current work is an interpretation of the Navajo Therianthrope's (or shapeshifter's) capacity to metamorphose from human to animal form. Pedrana harnesses the potential of dichotomous elements - soft pastels v charcoal; humans v animals; science v mysticism; real v imagined; fixed v fluid...
Alexandria Park's work is a distinctly modern take on the Art Naive and Cubist art movements of the C20th. The work's earthy tones; visible, layered brushstrokes; and textural richness are remniscent of bygone eras, which heightens the viewer's awareness of the connection between past and present.
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