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Andrew Pye / Tarli Glover / Regina Middleton
15 March - 8 April
Andrew Pye – New Tree Scenes
“In New Tree Scenes I approach the Australian bush at face value and from inside it. My studies ‘en plen air’ are ten fold since my last exhibition. To this end, many new elements of the bush have revealed themselves to me and I have tried to include them in these new scenes. First and foremost the life, sound and movement of the ‘solitary’ landscape. Being in it, I have witnessed bark exploding off trees after the rains to reveal fluorescent pink trunks, belting heat and bitter cold, all varieties of limb arrangements and floor scenes, and all matter of Australian wildlife. The works show the living bushland. Dead trees have life exploding from them, living trees shed dead limbs. Each work is composed to reveal itself to the viewer over decades. The life of the bush and these works made in it will go on irrespective of the modern world and the digital age”
“I take great inspiration from Danila Vassilieff in my approach to painting and living life as an artist. His simple living equated to what seems a natural ability for to be able to choose a scene of the Australian condition and capture it. This ethos has served me very well indeed in the digital age where distraction to the character, or life of a scene before me, could be easily missed had I not surrounded myself in the landscape and renounced distraction. His technicalities of brushstroke and blocking of the scenes inform my decision on where to sit, or what element of the day’s study to paint. In my opinion a most under appreciated figure of our country’s art history, it is through his Russian eyes that I attempt to see the Australian bush. He was an outsider who managed to look at us so poignantly. If the viewer sees the well-known Australian Greats when they consider my work, it is because both I and they were informed by the same modern expressionist father figure.”
Originally a Geelong local, Andrew Pye now resides in North East Victoria, painting and sculpting daily across various bush studios. We are very excited to welcome Andrew’s latest body of work for his second solo exhibition at Boom.
Tarli Glover – My Place
“The body of work created for My Place continues to reflect my interest in the regional landscapes of the central and western plains of Victoria, the familiar environments that I have lived, my whole life in. My country, my land, my place has left a powerful and lasting impression on the aesthetics of my work, evident in my interpretations of space and colour and the portrayal of divisions in the landscape and alterations made by man.”
Tarli Glover is a visual artist based in Ballarat, Central Victoria and holds a BA in Fine Art painting from the University of Ballarat [now Federation University Australia].
With a professional art career spanning 3 decades, Tarli has exhibited widely throughout Australia in numerous group and solo shows, including the highly successful Land, Hard Land and Paper Scape solo exhibitions. She has been short-listed for several significant art prizes and awards including The Paul Guest and Rick Amor Drawing Prizes, the National Works on Paper Exhibition, Calleen and Hutchins Art Awards and the Kilgour, Redland and Whyalla Art Prizes. Tarli has been awarded the 2013 Mt Eyre Art Prize, 2012 & 2010 Flanagan Prize, 2011 ‘She’ Competition and highly commended for the 2010 Norvill Art Prize.
Tarli’s work is held in private and public collections nationally including the Guirguis collection, Mt Eyre Vineyard, Federation University Australia art collection, Riddock Regional Art Gallery, Ballarat High School, Loreto Collage, St Patrick’s Collage art collections.
While Tarli’s art practice covers a range of creative disciplines, she concentrates primarily on painting, drawing and multi-media works with a focus on both landscape and figurative genres. Her work leans toward semi abstract symbolism and representation.
Regina Middleton – Tidal Detritus
Surf Coast jeweller Regina Middleton is a fossicker at heart, who finds herself propelled to meander, observe and collect along the shoreline. Faced with the overwhelming amount of rubbish choking our oceans, Regina seeks out these unwanted materials to create works that reflect on environmental decay.
Reclaiming this detritus and pursuing her intuitive pull towards assortment and adornment, Regina repurposes her collected materials to create wearable and non-wearable objects. Imbued with an unexpected preciousness, her works examine our perception of ‘treasure’ and make an appeal to undo the on-going destruction of our planet.
Tidal Detritus is an ongoing project making use of plastic artefacts collected along the high tide line. Each individual piece of plastic marine debris has been collected from one of the following beaches: Southside, Bells Beach; 13th Beach, Barwon Heads; Addiscott Beach, Point Addis Marine National Park; Painkalic creek, Aireys Inlet; Johanna Beach, Johanna and Worm Bay; Bay of Martyrs.
Regina completed a Bachelor of Arts in Jewellery Design at Curtin University in Perth and furthered her studies at Monash University in Melbourne, completing an Honours Degree in Fine Art. Regina’s jewellery has been exhibited in Galleries in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.
Exhibition runs 22 February – 18 March.
Opening celebrations Saturday 24 February 2pm-4pm.
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