Beau White - Toe

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Beau White

Beau White’s exhibition Toe explores the relationship between our memories, the physical body and ideas of the self through a series of paintings that reimagine the artistʼs amputated toe in playful and nostalgic visual narratives.

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This exhibition will run from January 30th - February 20th and will coincide with QimmyShimmy's show I Scream, You Scream, Jai Raphael's Abyss & David Lee Pereira's Hollow.

Unfortunately, due to rapidly rising covid cases in our community and staff shortages within our team at Beinart Gallery, we are cancelling the opening reception.

We are so sad to have to do this but we are confident this is the right thing to do under the circumstances.

We hope to have a closing reception to celebrate these exhibitions but will make more announcements in the coming weeks.

In his early 20s White was diagnosed with cancer and underwent multiple surgeries, including the amputation of his big toe. Using the classical medium of oil painting and the convention of still life, White memorialises his missing toe, giving it an existence and mythology beyond its relegation to medical waste. In his vibrant surreal imagery White uses humour, whimsy and the bittersweet ephemera of childhood to evoke the liminal space between what was lost and what still remains.

Beau White (Australia) is a hyperrealist and figurative oil painter who uses nightmarish imagery and absurdism to explore the darker side of the human condition. His work augments “real world” settings with grotesque and surprising handmade elements to create new perspectives on the everyday that are both comical and disturbing.

White has exhibited locally and internationally at galleries such as Beinart Gallery, Copro Gallery (Los Angeles) and Last Rites Gallery (New York). His work has appeared in such publications as Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Dangerous Minds and Vice.

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