Creatures the Colour of Steve McQueen's Hair in The Great Escape is an exhibition of miniature paintings by Renée French. With all of the works coming in under 6 by 6 inches, French notes that by the time she got to the 5th or 6th painting, she needed a stronger prescription in her glasses.
Lucid Dreamer is an exhibition of miniature paintings by Japanese artist Naoto Hattori. In Hattori's reflective, psychedelic works, meticulousness is married to stream of consciousness: he often uses tiny brushes, bringing a meditative process to his work.
Crucible is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Sam Yong. 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.
Bloom is an exhibition of new bone sculptures by Gerard Geer. 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.
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. 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”.
In her new solo exhibition Tea Party, Ronit Baranga's sculptures turn into living things; wild, untamed and evocative. 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.
Botanical Bestiary is an exhibition of new works by Courtney Brims, Lauren Marx, Crystal Morey and Thomas Jackson. 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.
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.
Dreamer, Lover, Maker, Fighter is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Brian Viveros, Miles Johnston, Kari-Lise Alexander and Scott Scheidly. 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.