ARI ATHANS PAINTS ……….

Brisbane jeweller Ari Athans paints.

Through her work Athans shares with us her love of science and respect for what comes out of the ground.  Minerals and gems are not only remembered and reanimated, but also enriched by a new complexity of meaning.

Layers of sheet-steel shift beneath the integrity of the stencilled compositions applied to their surfaces.

I paint on mild steel for various reasons. It is a natural progression from jewellery so I have an  affinity with it. By rusting the surface I can create texture and layers that depict the passing of time, which happens slowly in geology but quickly in mining.

ARI ATHANS & DARCY CLARKE

‘TRANSFORMERS’

opening night Thursday, 6 May 2010 6—8pm at

Edwina Corlette Gallery

ARI ATHANS in her studio 2010


JULIAN MEAGHER – Portable Shrines

Julian Meagher’s paintings reflect more than a fascination with tattoos.   With his training in Medicine  contributing  an empirical basis for techniques learned as a student of painting in Italy, Meagher’s work  layers the real and the symbolic in a way that acknowledges the multidimensional and fragmentary nature  of life as we experience it today.

JULIAN MEAGHER | OPENING NIGHT — Thursday, 15 April 6-8pm.  Julian will be present.

BLUE HAIRY DRAGON AND ARMS 2010 oil on linen
ARTIST JULIAN MEAGHER IN HIS STUDIO, MARCH 2010