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  • Ritual & Chimaephera: Sam Yong & Gerard Geer dual exhibitions

    Ritual & Chimaephera: Sam Yong & Gerard Geer Dual Solo Exhibitions

    Ritual & Chimaephera: Sam Yong & Gerard Geer dual exhibitions

    beinArt Gallery is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions. Gerard Geer’s first solo exhibition “Chimaephera” features mythically inspired creatures constructed from assorted animal bones and a series of diaphonised wet specimens. Sam Yong’s solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, “Ritual,” explores rituals of human life through use of images from the natural world as allegory.

    OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, May 6, from 6–9 pm. Free entry. Both artists will be in attendance.

    Both exhibitions run from May 6 to May 28.

    For an early ONLINE PREVIEW, join our email list.

    CONTACT US for enquiries.

    FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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

     

    CHIMAEPHERA

    Ritual & Chimaephera: Sam Yong & Gerard Geer dual exhibitions

    Gerard Geer’s “Chimaephera” takes its name from the words chimaera and ephemeral: the former because the pieces combine bones from multiple animals to form new imaginary creatures and the latter because of the transitory nature of life. Geer’s approach to the works in this exhibit was to imbue them with as much life and movement as possible, exploring the relationships between creatures within a given work while also challenging our understanding of the natural world.

    A selection of Gerard Geer's bone sculptures for Chimaephera

    A selection of Gerard Geer’s bone sculptures for Chimaephera

    Gerard Geer (Melbourne, Australia) merges creativity with chemistry and anatomy in his artistic practice. His fascination with biological processes and all things anatomical is integral to his work. This fascination led to his undertaking of a bachelor of biological sciences degree at Latrobe University, which he is currently completing. Geer utilises a combination of naturalistic articulation of animal specimens and amalgamations of interspecific forms to create fantastical hybrid creatures. 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.

    “The Hunt” by Gerard Geer – Assorted fish, bird, rabbit, and mouse bones, crystallised sheep skull on American Oak base

     

    RITUAL

    Sam Yong’s (Melbourne, Australia) latest body of work, “Ritual,” is a series of narratives which draw from the rituals of human life: birth, consumption, courtship, mating, death and grief. Yong presents these themes through traditional painting and drawing techniques, paired with subject matter from the natural world as allegory. Hidden meanings and layered themes begin to emerge beyond the initial viewing and resonate with the audience while still seeming unfamiliar.

    Painting by Sam Yong for Ritual

    Painting by Sam Yong for Ritual

    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.

    Sam Yong finishing a couple of paintings for Ritual (details)

    For an early ONLINE PREVIEW, join our email list.

    WHERE: beinArt Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

    PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

    CONTACT US for enquiries.

    FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

  • Preview Online: Stark Realism – Effie Pryer | Francien Krieg | Ville Löppönen

    The preview for Stark Realism is now online!Stark Realism is an exhibition of new paintings by Francien Krieg, Effie Pryer and Ville Löppönen. Each of these artists uses realism to explore the substance and mystery of being human. Krieg’s elderly nudes offer an unflinching but compassionate look at the effects of aging on women’s bodies and ask the viewer to consider the spirit within. Pryer’s portraits are inspired by her interest in mythologies of the world and the themes that resonate throughout human experience. And Löppönen uses religious iconography to depict our internal struggles. OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, April 8 from 6-9pm. Free Entry. Exhibition runs from April 9 to April 30.

  • Making It: How to Sell Your Art Without Selling Out – Workshop

    beinArt Gallery has teamed up with Work-Shop Melbourne to present Making It: How To Sell Your Art Without Selling Out

    WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Aside from making art, the hardest part of being an artist is navigating self-promotion and professional relationships. Regardless of whether you’ve been making art for two months or ten years, finding time to write artist statements and network with galleries and collectors can be difficult. Not to mention maintaining a healthy social media presence. Trust us, we know! We understand! And we want to help you.

    Hence our workshops. They’re an opportunity for you to work directly with us on your online presence and professional network. We’ll answer your questions, help you build an effective strategy, and teach you what we’ve learnt over the years about fostering relationships with galleries and collectors.

    What makes us so qualified to talk about this stuff? Well, beinArt Gallery has over 500K followers on Facebook, more than 150K on Instagram and a 7K+ opt-in mailing list. We like to think we’ve got a pretty good handle on social media, and we’ve also got years worth of firsthand experience in reviewing artists statements and exhibition proposals. And the best thing is you don’t have to make the type of art we exhibit at beinArt Gallery to take advantage of our straightforward, practical advice. We strongly believe that just as art and creativity are universal; so are solid networking skills!

    WHEN: WED 31st of MAY, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    PRICE: $50

    BOOK NOW!

    WHAT YOU’LL GET
    • Advice on how to construct a tailored social media plan on how to build and maintain a healthy mailing list including how to structure your time day-to-day and schedule social media posts to gain optimum engagement
    • Insider knowledge about how to approach galleries, websites, agencies and studios
    • A stack of carefully selected of useful templates and articles.
    • The option to purchase a copy of Launching Your Art Career by Alix Sloan; the creative bible for contemporary artists ($15 pre-purchase online or bring cash on the night).
    • A beer on arrival thanks to Young Henrys

    And here’s what you won’t get:

    • Us telling you what to do with your art or negative critiques of your work
    • A lot of industry clichés or financial mumbo-jumbo
    • A giant squid.
    WHAT TO BRING
    • Bring along your current artist statement & social media profiles (optional)
    • Something to take notes with (pen and paper or computer/tablet)

    BOOK NOW!

    Jon Beinart (Director) & Corinne Beinart (Manager) at beinArt Gallery. Photo by Damian Stephens.

    Jon Beinart (Director) & Corinne Beinart (Manager) at beinArt Gallery. Photo by Damian Stephens.

    ABOUT JON & CORINNE BEINART FROM BEINART GALLERY

    Jon Beinart founded the beinArt Collective in 2003 and has been actively involved in the contemporary art scene for nearly two decades. Under the beinArt banner, Jon has amassed a huge online following on social media and manages a responsive opt-in mailing list of over 7,000 art enthusiasts.

    He has curated solo and group shows in Australia and overseas, and is a keen practicing artist himself. He has a tireless desire to inspire and facilitate creativity in others, as well as an excellent understanding of the creative arts, social networking and business branding.

    Corinne has worked with Jon for over six years, and yes, they’re a real-life couple as well as a business brainstrust. She studied education and law at university, and has also worked in adult education and and professional development. Prior to becoming the manager of beinArt Gallery, Corinne worked on copywriting and communications for beinArt Publishing, and managed beinArt’s social media and promotional campaigns. She has significant experience in project management and artist care, and a knack for creative production across advertising and design.

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    Stark Realism – Effie Pryer | Francien Krieg | Ville Löppönen

    stark-realism-francien-kreig-flyer

    Stark Realism is an exhibition of new paintings by Francien Krieg, Effie Pryer and Ville Löppönen. Each of these artists uses realism to explore the substance and mystery of being human. Krieg’s elderly nudes offer an unflinching but compassionate look at the effects of aging on women’s bodies and ask the viewer to consider the spirit within. Pryer’s portraits are inspired by her interest in mythologies of the world and the themes that resonate throughout human experience. And Löppönen uses religious iconography to depict our internal struggles.

    OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, April 8 from 6-9pm. Free Entry.

    Exhibition runs from April 9 to April 30.

    SEE PREVIEW ONLINE

    CONTACT US for sales enquiries

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

    Francien Krieg finishing a couple of paintings for Stark Realism

    Francien Krieg (The Netherlands) lives and works in The Hague. Krieg paints older women as beautifully complete nudes. She acknowledges the marks time has made upon the physical body and focuses our attention to a place where physical and spiritual beauty intersect. Imagining a world in which societal pressures lift and current narratives around physicality and the female body broaden. When viewing Francien’s nudes it is hard not to feel moved by their unflinching realism and stark depiction of female beauty.

    As Alan Katz explains, “It is somewhat predictable that Krieg has suffered negative reactions to her work, as on the surface one might think she was portraying elderly women without respect. But Krieg is really commenting on beauty in much the same way as Sam Peckinpah was commenting on violence through his movies. Man’s ideal view of young female beauty does get shattered with age, but something else takes place of more importance…the realisation that once “idealized” beauty is gone, the innate beauty of spirit has the potential to create an outer beauty with a greater depth. Krieg’s personal vision is consistent and committed. She expresses herself through her art in ways that give her a unique point of view on the human condition.”

    Ville Löppönen finishing a painting for Stark Realism

    Ville Löppönen (Finland) graduated from the Department of Painting at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Graphic novels and popular imagery meet the classical painting tradition in Löppönen’s skillful, photorealistic, figurative painting. In recent years, his art has also been strongly influenced by Western Church art and by the Eastern tradition of icon painting. Löppönen is also a notable contemporary portrait painter. His imagery deals with the healing nature of suffering and the human struggle with the self and its contradictions. He is also concerned with the conflict between religious service and ego-based artistic creation. Löppönen sees his art as being theological contemporary art. The painting process itself is an act of spiritual reflection or prayer.

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    Tiny 10 x 15cm (3.9″ x 5.9″) oil painting by Effie Pryer for Stark Realism

    Effie Pryer (Australia) is a Tasmanian painter who studied arts and fine arts at UTAS and completed a master’s degree in cultural material conservation at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Her paintings draw on the narratives and imagery she has encountered studying ancient and traditional mythologies from around the world. She is particularly interested in the unchanging nature of human angsts and desires across cultures and millennia. With a focus on employing native flora and fauna in her imagery and materials, Pryer uses traditional oil painting techniques on exposed timber surfaces to incorporate the timber’s natural beauty into the imagery and layers of narrative.

    WHERE: beinArt Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

    PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

  • Daniel Dela Cruz

    Preview Online: To End An Echo – Jon Jaylo solo exhibition and a guest curated group show

    The preview for To End An Echo and If Our Own Words Fail Us is now online! To End An Echo is a solo exhibition of new paintings by Jon Jaylo and If Our Own Words Fail Us is a group exhibition curated by Jon Jaylo featuring works by Linnea Strid, Olan Ventura, Daniel dela Cruz, Rain Delmar, Welbart, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Henry Royales, Ross Jaylo and Fernan Odang. OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, March 11 from 6-9pm. Free Entry. Jon Jaylo will be in attendance. Exhibition runs from March 12 to April 2.

  • Jon Jaylo Flyer

    To End An Echo – Jon Jaylo solo exhibition and a guest curated group show

    Jon Jaylo Flyer

    beinArt Gallery presents To End An Echo – a solo exhibition of new paintings by Jon Jaylo and If Our Own Words Fail Us – a group exhibition curated by Jon Jaylo featuring works by Linnea Strid, Olan Ventura, Daniel dela Cruz, Rain Delmar, Welbart, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Henry Royales, Ross Jaylo and Fernan Odang.

    OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, March 11 from 6-9pm. Free Entry. Jon Jaylo will be in attendance.

    Exhibition runs from March 12 to April 2.

    SEE PREVIEW ONLINE

    CONTACT US for sales enquiries

    Jon Jaylo (Philippines/USA)

    Jon studied fine arts at college in the Philippines before he began his career as a painter in earnest. As Jon spent more time trying to find his own identity in the world of art, he saw himself veering towards surrealism. He fell in love with the symbolism and how illogical it could look at first glance. Jon’s works, though whimsical and full of symbolism, are infused with real stories from his own experiences. The narratives in Jon’s work provide type of therapy for him. As someone who struggles to express himself through words, Jon feels incredibly fortunate to have found a voice through his art. He aims to leave the viewer with a sense of having learned or experienced something positive. An inspiring lesson. A connection. Or, for his work to act as a catalyst. To spark an idea in the viewer that could potentially change the course of a life. Art is a universal language and Jon believes it does not discriminate, but instead it connects us all.

    Jon first exhibited his paintings in his home country, the Philippines. As word of his works spread and demand grew, he found himself invited to exhibit in Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Switzerland the United States and now Australia. Jon has exhibited in both private galleries and museums. His works are so sought after that they have been auctioned in Sotheby’s and Christies in Hong Kong and Singapore. Jon continues to exhibit worldwide and looks forward to a second museum show in 2017.

    Sneak Peek: “Trudging Through Life’s Labyrinth” – Watercolor painting by Jon Jaylo

    To End An Echo

    “To End An Echo explores self-illumination. Enlightenment and self reformation is one of the hardest things to achieve. I believe it is in human nature to be defensive about our mistakes. We feel shame and may attempt to cover up our short-comings or deny them outright. But, I believe that to attain wisdom you must acknowledge your failures first, honestly and without shame. Only then can we learn, change and reform. So, the questions I explored while creating these works address the values of our generation. What do honesty and compassion look like now? Do we value deep personal growth anymore?

    We are constantly bombarded with television, music and social media. I find it alarming that there seems to be no platform for self improvement and instead a focus on the superficial. Instant gratification, popularity and fame seem to be the new ‘teachers’ and without proper guidance I worry that younger generations will learn that seeking out trouble for attention is the only way to get noticed and elevate themselves above their peers. Is this where are we headed? Is this the end goal? And how can we find deeper meaning and purpose?

    To End An Echo is about owning your mistakes and having the courage to shine a light on them. To change for the better. It is a show about reclaiming your self, taking control again and walking forward on the path of personal and spiritual evolution.” – Jon Jaylo

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    Work in progress by Rodrigo Cifuentes

    If Our Own Words Fail Us

    If Our Own Words Fail Us brings together nine international artists, many of whom are exhibiting in Australia for the first time. Jon Jaylo has carefully curated these pieces to be viewed alongside his solo show and believes that each of these artists have created pieces that are illuminating and extraordinary both in vision and technique. Participating artists are Linnea Strid, Olan Ventura, Daniel Dela Cruz, Rain Delmar, Welbart, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Henry Royales, Ross Jaylo and Fernan Odang Jr.

    Daniel Dela Cruz

    “Adrift in Dreams” – Mixed metal sculpture by Daniel Dela Cruz

    About our charitable donation

    Jon has always actively sought out art shows for charities or exhibitions which contributed to a cause. Jon states, “I choose to be a person that helps others through my artworks. I don’t want to keep the benefits of my achievements to myself, I want to share them. Not everyone is given the opportunity to be in a position where they can do something that will impact the lives of other people, so sharing is really important for me.”

    Jon Jaylo and beinArt Gallery are honoured to contribute 10% from each of Jon’s artworks purchased to three families supporting children with cancer. More information to be announced shortly.

    WHERE: beinArt Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia

    PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681