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Sam Yong – Crucible

Sam Yong - Crucible

Crucible is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Sam Yong.

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Yong has long used natural elements as a vehicle for communicating aspects of the human experience, and his latest works extend that exploration.

The paintings in Crucible focus on hardships and how they change us. Some people survive their crucibles and become stronger; some die. No one emerges from such an experience the same. The crucibles we face can be societal, as experienced in times of war, or deeply personal, as when we lose an important loved one or face some other test of our endurance. Yong’s allegorical works delve into these transformations.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, October 6, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Sam Yong will be in attendance.

This exhibition runs from October 6 to October 28 and runs alongside Gerard Geer’s solo show ‘Bloom’.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Sam Yong

Oil painting by Sam Yong for Crucible.

Sam Yong is a self-taught painter and illustrator from Melbourne. He works across different traditional media. A self-confessed introvert, Yong has a love of nature and solo adventure: he is often found booking a last-minute flight to a faraway land. His love of solitude, the unknown and the natural world manifests itself through his artwork. The connection between human narratives and nature has always been present in his work, no matter what the medium. Yong’s work has been exhibited in Paris, the United States, New Zealand and Melbourne, along with a multitude of private commissions across the globe.

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Gerard Geer – Bloom

Gerard Geer - Bloom

Bloom is an exhibition of new bone sculptures by Gerard Geer.

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In Bloom, Geer explores the relationships between plants and animals, in terms of both form and function, with a series of intricate sculptures created from animal bones. This is Geer’s second solo show at the gallery.

Nature takes the central focus as flowers, grasses, and fungi spring up from fertile landscapes. Growing out of crystallised animal remains, they reclaim and redistribute the energies. The creatures in this collection act as pollinators and work in harmony with both the plants and each other to proliferate. Delicate flowers, made with repeating sequences of bone, mirror the shapes and structures from which their nutrients are derived.

This collection considers these intricate relationships, and the title reflects the blooming of both the flowers and the relationships between the animals that feed from them.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, October 6, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Gerard Geer will be in attendance.

This exhibition runs from October 6 to October 28 and runs alongside Sam Yong’s solo show, Crucible.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

'Bloom' - Bone sculpture by Gerald Geer.

‘Bloom’ – Bone sculpture by Gerald Geer.

Gerard Geer merges creativity with chemistry and anatomy in his artistic practice. His fascination with biological processes and all things anatomical is integral to his work. Geer utilises a combination of naturalistic articulation of animal specimens and amalgamations of interspecific forms to create fantastical hybrid creatures and intricate landscapes. Geer is self-taught in all of the techniques he uses in creating his artworks. On the rare occasions he is not working towards his degree or creating new pieces, he teaches Australia’s first and only skeletal articulation classes.

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Ronit Baranga Solo Exhibition – Tea Party

Ronit Baranga

In her new solo exhibition Tea Party, Ronit Baranga’s sculptures turn into living things; wild, untamed and evocative.

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An innocent child’s tea party gives way to a more complex scene: The girl – freeing her unruly spirit – her inner world projected on the objects surrounding her. The tea set – a symbol of civilised adult ritual – is marching in a mad parade. The baby, innocence aside, squashes a teapot and cup to a painful point. It could be the fragile nature or life-like quality of the sculptures – but something about Baranga’s works is ever vulnerable, sometimes fearsome, and always compelling.

Ronit Baranga

Clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga for ‘Tea Party’

Ronit Baranga

Clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga for ‘Tea Party’

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, September 8, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from September 8 to September 30 and runs alongside Michael Reedy’s Solo Show, ‘The Big Fit’.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga for ‘Tea Party’

Ronit Baranga (Israel), a contemporary sculptress, creates figurative art on the border between living and still life, dealing with emotional states and relationships. Her work has been displayed in museums and galleries around the world and is a part of many museum and private collections. Key exhibitions include international shows in Taiwan and China (2011, 2012), the Triennale Design Museum in Milan (2012), Banksy’s Dismaland (2015) and solo exhibitions in Tel-Aviv (2017) and New York (2017, 2018). Baranga holds a B.A. in Psychology and Literature from Haifa University, studied Art History in Tel-Aviv University, and Fine Arts in Beit Berl College (‘HaMidrasha’), Israel.

Ronit Baranga

Clay sculptures by Ronit Baranga for ‘Tea Party’

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Michael Reedy Solo Exhibition – The Big Fit

Michael Reedy

In his new solo exhibition The Big Fit, Michael Reedy presents a series of Memento Mori inspired works imbued with a sense of sarcastic self awareness.

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Michael Reedy feels that his works are inspired by the Latin statement Memento Mori; a remember that we all have to die. Skulls and other objects that serve as warnings or reminders of death are featured frequently. However, these images are often gripped by satire and surrender; a wry smile with a “woe is me”. These serious reminders of our impending demise are juxtaposed between clip-art Cherubs giving us the bird, vomiting demons, skull babies, floating brains, and organ ghosts. The narrative then becomes one of aging spectacularly – though not wanting to! When combined with an alien landscape full of hypno-spirals, cascading vortexes, and black holes – we find ourselves transported to another plane that is seriously trying to not take itself too seriously. This point-of-tension between hope and despair, humour and pain, and living and dying is infinitely interesting to Reedy – and represents his mindset every time he takes a look in the mirror and discovers another grey hair.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, September 8, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from September 8 to September 30 and runs alongside Ronit Baranga’s Solo Show, ‘Tea Party’.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Michael Reedy - 'Ahhh'. Work in progress

Michael Reedy – ‘Ahhh’. Work in progress

Michael Reedy currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and teaches drawing at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design. His work has been included in over 150 national and international exhibitions and can be viewed in numerous private and institutional collections, including Clatsop Community College, Minot State University, Shippensburg University, and the Hoffman Trust National Collection in association with the San Diego Art Institute. Notable recent creative activities include a two-person exhibition at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco and a solo exhibition at Helikon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. He will also have work featured in Spoke Art’s upcoming publication The Moleskine Project Vol. 2, and Manifest Gallery’s 12th International Drawing Annual. He will also be participating in 111 Minna Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Show and Hi-Fructose Presents: The Art of the Mushroom Show at The Compound Gallery this upcoming fall.

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Botanical Bestiary – Courtney Brims, Lauren Marx, Crystal Morey & Thomas Jackson

Botanical Bestiary - Courtney Brims

Botanical Bestiary is an exhibition of new works by Courtney Brims, Lauren Marx, Crystal Morey and Thomas Jackson.

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Brims’ drawings are inspired by the Australian rainforest and natural processes, such as pollination, propagation and dispersal. Marx’s pieces address her obsession with iconography while also exploring spirituality and healing. Morey’s hybrid porcelain figures, including human, animal and botanical elements, show that we are dependent on each other’s well-being. Jackson’s paintings reference native Australian plants that utilise fire for germination and fire’s effect on the animals that use such plants for food or habitation.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, August 11, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from August 11 to September 2.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Lauren Marx - You Know Just How To Hold Me

‘You Know Just How To Hold Me’ – mixed media drawing Lauren Marx.

For Lauren Marx, animals always have been a passion. They have been the subjects of her drawings ever since she was a child, which she attributes to weekends spent at the St. Louis Zoo and endless hours watching the American TV show Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. These pastimes influenced her desire to learn about biology while attending high school, during which time she began collecting bones, feathers and books. Marx’s interests grew to include zoology, cosmology, and mythology. In the spring of 2012, she combined her obsessions into one drawing, Galactic Collision, the theme of which has been the focus of her work ever since. She graduated from Webster University with a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis on drawing. She currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

Courtney Brims WIP

Work in progress by Courtney Brims.

Courtney Brims is a Brisbane-based artist and illustrator. She creates intricate pencil drawings that seem to stem from a world that hovers between a daydream and a nightmare. She graduated with a degree in interior design from Queensland University of Technology before becoming a full-time artist in 2008. Since then she has had numerous solo shows across Australia and the United States and collaborated with national and international brands. Brims’s work explores her curiosity about the natural world, specifically the interplay between prey and predator through adaptation and metamorphosis. She depicts scenes where animals become entangled within weaving hair and vines and nest in skeletal remnants, hinting at humanity’s impermanence.

Crystal Morey

‘Lush Anthesis: Big Eared Bat with Primrose Moths’ – Porcelain sculpture by Crystal Morey.

Crystal Morey uses porcelain to communicate the interconnectedness and balance between humans and the natural world. Her work explores stressed ecosystems, including the endangerment of species, using traditions of realism, craftsmanship and art historical porcelain. Her goal is to create a contemporary, science-based narrative that reminds us of the natural world and our relationship with it. Morey has a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramic sculpture from the California College of the Arts as well as a master of fine arts degree from San Jose State University. She currently lives in Oakland, California, and exhibits her work regionally, nationally and internationally.

Thomas Jackson WIP

Work in progress by Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson is an Australian artist and illustrator who was born in Bolton, United Kingdom. He moved Sydney as a child and was instantly drawn to the natural wildlife of Australia. Fascinated by the local animals and landscapes, he drew inspiration from his new home, as well as scientific plant and animal specimens, entomology and taxidermy. Today, Thomas puts a modern take on natural history illustration, painstakingly creating small-scale works for galleries and translating these into large-scale public murals.

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Small Works 2018 – Group show with over 70 artists

Small Works 2018

Small Works 2018 will showcase more than 100 new works by over 70 artists, many of whom are new to Beinart Gallery. This show includes paintings, drawings and sculptures by a host of highly skilled and imaginative artists.

This is a rare opportunity to take home a small affordable piece by one of your favourite artists.

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OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, July 14, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from July 14 to August 5.

Josie Morway

ARTISTS: Shaun Tan, Travis Louie, Dulk, Johnson Tsang, Ronit Baranga, Scott Musgrove, Alex Gross, Chet Zar, Stella Im Hultberg, Tiffany Bozic, Amy Sol, Sarah Joncas, Erika Sanada, Joao Ruas, Alex Garant, Adipocere, Naoto Hattori, Hannah Yata, Carlos Torres, John Brophy, Salavat Fidai, Matt Dangler, Stephen Ives, Kisung Koh, Young Chun, Lindsey Carr, Brian Mashburn, Adrian Cox, James Bullough, Peter Gric, Chris Leib, Matthew Bone, Dave Lebow, Nom Kinnear King, Yoko d’Holbachie, Edith Lebeau, Christopher David White, Ross Vaughan, Costa Magarakis, Jolene Lai, Wiley Wallace, Josie Morway, Caitlin McCormack, Sarah Dolby, Steve Cross, Jessica Dalva, Michelle Avery Konczyk, Clare Toms, Kane Kokaris, Beau White, Jeff Christensen, Lukifer Aurelius, Kit Mizeres, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Steven Kenny, Marina Dieul, Annita Maslov, Qimmy Shimmy, Katrin Berge, Edith Waddell, Indigo O’Rourke, Eevien Tan, Kim Evans, Brian Cheung, Gerard Geer, Sonya Palencia, Olga Esther, Dos Diablos, Zane York, Bryan Itch, Bryce Flint & Jon Beinart.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Jean Pierre Arboleda - Monito

‘Monito’ – Oil on wood by Jean Pierre Arboleda

Yoko d'Holbachie - Eared Cosmos

“Eared Cosmos” – Acrylic on coated board by Yoko d’Holbachie

Ronit Baranga

‘Cradled Tattooed Baby’ – Clay sculpture with acrylic paint by Ronit Baranga

Wiley Wallace

‘Sinking Communication’ – Acrylic on panel by Wiley Wallace

Marina Dieul

Miniature oil paintings by Marina Dieul

Salavat Fidai

Pencil micro-sculptures by Salavat Fidai

Kisung Koh

Sneak peek of oil painting by Kisung Koh

Jeff Christensen

Oil on panel by Jeff Christensen

Jolene Lai

‘Brood’ – Oil on panel by Jolene Lai

 

Olga Esther

Sneak peek of WIP oil painting by Olga Esther

Costis Magarakis - The Kid Inside Me

‘The Kid Inside Me’ – fiberglass & mixed-media sculpture by Costis Magarakis

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Dreamer, Lover, Maker, Fighter – Brian Viveros, Miles Johnston, Kari-Lise Alexander & Scott Scheidly

Dreamer, Lover, Maker, Fighter is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Brian Viveros, Miles Johnston, Kari-Lise Alexander and Scott Scheidly.

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Viveros’s work elevates the iconography of the femme fatale as a powerful emblem of strength and retaliation. Johnston explores the deviations between our internal states of consciousness and the complex underlying reality of our life situations in his intricate illusionistic drawings. Alexander captures the unique qualities of her Scandinavian heritage in her serene figurative paintings. Scheidly blurs the boundaries between his subjects and their environments in his beautifully rendered paintings.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, June 2, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from June 2 to June 24.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

‘Peace is Possible’ – Miniature pencil drawing by Miles Johnston.

Miles Johnston was born in the UK and spent a few years of his early childhood living in Brunei, Borneo. After getting involved in art forums as a young teenager and teaching himself for 5 years, he moved to Sweden to study at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art at the age of 18. Now Miles works part-time as an instructor at the same school whilst working on developing his own body of work. Over the past couple of years his work has found an audience online and started to be exhibited internationally, culminating in his first solo show in New York at Last Rites Gallery in 2018.

Johnston works primarily in graphite and oils, using the human form as a vehicle to attempt to process the intensity and profound strangeness of the collective human experience. The distortions and transformations his figures undergo serve to represent the experience of our internal state during crucial moments in our lives. Instead of focusing on literal representations of the world, he depicts the surreal and abstract qualities of our subjectivity with the goal of creating works with a deep emotional resonance.

Brian Viveros

‘Leather Head’ – Oil painting by Brian Viveros

Internationally celebrated artist Brian M. Viveros has an unmistakably arresting hand. His highly detailed paintings of defiant doe-eyed beauties summon a raw vision of intractability. Beautiful yet barbarous, they draw from the feminine and its reconciliation of vulnerability, beauty, and power. His subjects are fighters and survivors, rendered just bloodied enough to remind us that they are formidable opponents not to be taken lightly, steel-tough victors who carry something of the sublime. Viveros’s work elevates the iconography of the femme fatale beyond seductress to a powerful emblem of strength and retaliation: insubordinate beauties undaunted by the unruliness of a messy fight.

Viveros is a technical perfectionist, and his oil, airbrush, acrylic and ink paintings are highly saturated with pigment, luminosity and depth, while the compositions are poignant and simple. His emphasis tends to be on focal points such as the eyes, lips and skin, conveying the subtlety of minute expression and the power of an impaling gaze. The paintings feel cinematic owing to their evocative suggestion of narrative and to the iconicity of their subjects. Viveros’ creative cosmos is beautifully stylised, never derivative, and distinctly recognisable as his own.

Kari Lise Alexander

‘When you bite the one you love’ – Oil on panel by Kari Lise Alexander.

Kari-Lise Alexander’s work is rooted in the old folklore of her Scandinavian heritage as well as inspired by her home in the Pacific Northwest. At a young age, Alexander was always experimenting with paints, pencils, pastels and anything else she could get her hands on. In 2000, she studied fine art for two semesters but left college to pursue other interests. It wasn’t until spring of 2009 that her heart led her back to painting, and she hasn’t stopped since.

Her style captures the unique qualities of both her heritage and her home. Combining them, she is able to create surreal worlds and explore common themes between the two. Alexander’s work often reflects these worlds through the women, nature, and animals painted in them. Her work tends to leave the viewer feeling as if they are experiencing the same private moment as the subjects.

Alexander works from her home studio in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband, two poodles and two rabbits.

Scott Scheidly

‘Halo’ – Acrylic on masonite by Scott Scheidly.

Scott Scheidly is an artist living and working in Orlando, Florida. On his website, Scheidly explains how his first art project started when he ate a 10-pack of crayons as a baby, “thus turning his diaper into a Jackson Pollock.” Only sixteen years later he graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Probably most famous for his “Pink Series,” Scheidly depicts notorious dictators, Hollywood celebrities and contemporary politicians bathed in hues of pinks and purples, presenting a satirical analysis of power, corruption and masculinity. In a humorous yet somewhat shocking and predictably offensive way, Scheidly opens room for the discussion of societal norms.

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Shaun Tan Solo Exhibition – Lost & Found

Shaun Tan

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first drawings for his book ‘The Lost Thing’, Beinart Gallery is proud to present Shaun Tan’s first commercial solo exhibition of book-related sketches, paintings and illustrations, ‘Lost & Found’.

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OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, May 5, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Unfortunately, Shaun is unable to attend the opening night but will be conducting a book signing at Beinart Gallery two weeks after the opening. More info about the book signing here.

This exhibition runs from May 5 to May 27 and runs alongside Seeing Between, a two person exhibition with Alex Garant & Lukifer Aurelius.

Shaun Tan

“Anything you can do I can do better.” – Pastel drawing by Shaun Tan.

The Lost Thing became a best seller and was developed into a short film which won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Animated Short in 2010 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2011. This exhibition includes both original concept drawings for the book and film and new, unseen work based on the universe of The Lost Thing and other imaginary worlds and creatures.

The Lost Thing began to take form when Tan sat down at his kitchen table one hot January afternoon in 1998 and began pieces that would lead to two decades of drawing, painting, sculpting and digitally animating strange creatures he came to call “lost things,” returning to them again and again like some kind of artistic factory setting. He is still not sure what they are, where they come from or where they rightly belong, which says a lot to him about their resilience and attraction as subjects.

Shaun Tan - Lost Thing film concept art

Lost Thing film concept art by Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing was the first picture book Tan independently wrote, designed and illustrated, and it somehow contained all the joy and angst of being a young artist, not knowing what he was doing or where he was going, which is perhaps why it resonated so well with readers. Tan also came to love working in the medium—picture books ostensibly, but not really, for children—that flew under a certain critical radar: as the book’s subtitle clarifies, it is a tale for those with more important things to pay attention to. While the book was not necessarily an immediate hit, it did gather a passionate following over time and enjoyed the unlikely circumstance of being adapted as an Oscar-winning animated film. As Tan mentioned in the acceptance speech on behalf of the film’s creative team, it’s ironic that a story about such an ignored creature should receive so much focus. Twenty years later, Tan is pleased to be able to show a mix of old and new lost things, including some original working drawings for the book and film, and send them out from the “department of odds and ends” that he calls his studio and into new homes. He hopes to infect others with his fascination with homeless object-animals, of the kind one can see every day but only if one keeps one’s eyes open.

Shaun Tan

“Obstetrician and Cagebird” – Pencil drawing by Shaun Tan

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and filmmaker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery: The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for Pixar. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.

Shaun Tan

Lost Thing film concept art by Shaun Tan.

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Alex Garant & Lukifer Aurelius – Seeing Between

Alex Garant - Seeing Between

Seeing Between is a two-person exhibition of new oil paintings by Alex Garant and Lukifer Aurelius.

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Garant’s work features portraits embellished with quadruple-vision motifs, unsettling the viewer by almost literally jarring the view on conventional portraiture. Aurelius’s work also treads the line between the familiar and the unfamiliar, with the quiet beauty of dreamlike figures seemingly infused with fire or, at the very least, embers, striking a chord with perhaps our most primitive memories.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, May 5, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry.

This exhibition runs from May 5 to May 27 and runs alongside Shaun Tan solo exhibition, “Lost & Found”.

‘Signal’ – oil on aluminium panel by Lukifer Aurelius.

Lukifer Aurelius has been exploring different states of experience through the idea of the individual as a constellation of forces and subpersonalities; some of this is manifested through gesture and spatial arrangement. Aurelius has also explored the intersection between the familiar and the unfamiliar, where one’s conceptual frameworks are met with forces more complex and mysterious than can be accounted for.

Lukifer Aurelius is a New Zealand-born, Brisbane-based painter. In 2011, Aurelius moved to Brisbane to study classical drawing and painting techniques in a traditional atelier environment. Working mainly with oils, Aurelius creates surreal, multi-figure compositions that serve as personal meditations on the plurality of individuality, as well as on the individual relationship to the unknown and the unknowable that underpins our experience of the world. With a primarily intuitive process of ideation, Aurelius embraces the ambiguous character of each visual element and its place within a scene, aiming to allow for dynamic layers of tension and harmony to arise.

Oil painting by Alex Garant.

Oil painting by Alex Garant

Alex Garant’s pieces in this show explore the idea that what we see and what we feel are never the same: there is a disconnect between visual stimuli and the emotional response associated with them. While maintaining a seductive aesthetic and working with traditional media, Alex Garant’s new series is meant to invite the viewer into a different way to experience art. Her work creates a tension between beauty and disharmony.

Internationally renowned as the Queen of Double Eyes, Alex Garant studied visual arts at Notre-Dame-De-Foy College just outside Quebec City, Canada. After graduating in 2001, she ultimately settled in Toronto.

She decided to commit to her passion for art after suffering a heart attack in 2012, changing forever how she would see the world. She is a pioneer of contemporary figurative op art. Her oil paintings offer a graphic quality combined with traditional portrait techniques. Garant has established herself as one of the leaders of analog Glitch Art by using patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery.

Garant has shown works in galleries all over Canada and the United States as well as Australia and Portugal. Her works have also been shown at The Fullerton Museum and The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in California. Finally, her works have been seen in magazines such as Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz and Beautiful Bizarre and on multiple online platforms, including VICE, The Huffington Post and Buzznet.

Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

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