Beinart Gallery presents Strange Parades, an exhibition of new ink and watercolor paintings by Tim Molloy.
On a sweet breeze comes the sound of weird instruments, playing songs conceived in other worlds and heard only in dreams. In the distance, impossible shapes cavort and tumble, appearing to evolve with weird biological fluidity. The monsters come into sight and pass you by; their cacophonous bestiary stretches from horizon to horizon. The strange parade marches through sun-drenched jungles, gardens of flesh and the spaces in between.
Tim Molloy has assembled an eccentric collection of enigmatic pictures, brimming with hypnogogic imagery, candy-coloured whimsy, and writhing tentacles. Fall in line, lock step and join the parade!
OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, February 17, from 6–9 pm. Free entry. Tim will be in attendance and will be signing copies of his graphic novels.
This exhibition runs from February 17 to March 4 and runs alongside Stephen Ives' retrospective show.
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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Tim Molloy (Melbourne, Australia) makes weird comics. His main character, Mr. Unpronounceable, has now wandered through some 400 grotesque pages and two award-winning collections.
Molloy’s work is an ever-expanding and interconnected web of dreamlike and nightmarish storylines soaked heavily in delusion, confusion and a general sense of unease. He draws heavily on surrealist techniques, symbolist ideas, synchronicity and dreams to construct his stories. Recurring themes include death, rebirth, the nature and expansion of consciousness, self-destruction and discovery. There is a kind of pre-apocalyptic tension throughout, balanced with a sense of humor.
Molloy has been making art in one form or another since he could clutch a crayon. In his last year of high school, he became involved with self-publishing and the poetry/art/comics/music scene in his hometown of Auckland City, New Zealand. He studied animation and went on to work in the local industry for a couple of years before moving to Australia almost a decade ago. After some time in Melbourne he was picked up by Jacky Winter Illustration Agency, and later Milk Shadow Books began publishing his comics. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, art shows, festivals, conventions and fairs.
When Molloy is not making comics, he fronts the Sci-Fi-delic party band Plague Doctor and works in an art store. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, son, and two cats.
PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681
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