Beaver Galleries: Trio of Artists ExhibitionsShare Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
Beaver Galleries was shimmering and shining in the first gallery with new works by Alexander Boynes in an exhibition called Body/Time/Light for the opening night of their three artists’ exhibition.
Spectacular in colour, concept and execution the works by Boynes are a first for him at Beaver Galleries and he’s in good hands. Working on an aluminium surface his figures reflect the background of neon paint and seem to dance in the wonder world of a cacophony of colours that complement and shock, but look sensational. It’s a disco of colour, movement and shine, where you can add your own music.
David Frazer’s prints always delight and this collection he calls Drift. And he’d like to be able to drift away himself as a new baby and not a lot of sleep have impacted on his work life balance but he’s still managed to produce a range of his signature etchings, lithographs, wood engravings and linocuts with his distinctive style, wonderful imagination, wit and whimsy. One of a man standing in what seems like the desolations of a forest either burnt or just dead where he’s using his phone to text, says it’s all about technology for the now generation.
Maria Chatzinikolaki, just back from an annual long holiday in the sunny climes of Greece Maria had an enviable tan and at Beaver Galleries she is exhibiting her ceramics, and what a glorious range of intricate designs and patterns she uses for this collection she calls ‘ Essence of......’ As an emerging artist in the area of ceramics her studies were initially in Greece where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic and Interior Design and worked as an interior designer. She then decided to become a ceramicist and moved to Australia in 2007. With more study and awards she was a finalist in the Watrhouse Natural History Art Prize in 2012 and this collection is a credit to her efforts as a ceramicist.
Ina departure from the norm Susie Beaver brought the artists together to acknowledge them but also to promote the National Day of Action: June 17 #ISTANDWITHTHEARTS and #AUSVOTESARTS to protest the 50% of small to medium arts companies that did not receive funding because of cuts to the Australia Council. Art is essential to a civilised country. It’s impact is beyond the machinations and manipulations of politicians to correct budget deficits at the expense of the creative industries that generate $50 billion for the Australian economy.
Beaver Galleries exhibitions Essence of...., Drift and Body/Time/Light continue until 3 July.