Revolver Upstairs proudly presents its inaugural 2019 edition too Seasons of Change, BLACKBOOK BLUEPRINTS.
BLACKBOOK BLUEPRINTS, featuring 30+ local and interstate artists will explore themes orbiting artist’s illustrative foundations. A large scale mural will be painted and be visible from Revolver Upstairs iconic venue. Limited edition commemorative prints will be available during the exhibition and for purchase afterward through DangerFork online store.
Come see all the incredible work done by Tom during his residency in Queenstown. Refreshments provided by the awesome peeps at Bodriggy Brewing Co.
Transitioning from a bustling city to an isolated region of the world can really stir up feelings and emotions. There is a stark contrast between being surrounded by crowds of people and then being immersed in crowds of trees. The crowds of people are buzzing with energy and emotion and can make one feel uneasy. Whereas being surrounded by trees, plants and nature can have the opposite effect. The uneasy feeling is replaced with calm and connection.
This is what I experienced when arriving in Queenstown, Tasmania for the Q Bank art residency. Wrapping up a busy 2018 in Melbourne where the population is growing at a rapid rate, I was feeling suffocated. That feeling lifted almost immediately as I arrived in Tasmania. I took in the space, colours, landscape, houses and environment in Queenstown and it inspired me to create this body of work. The colours, subject matter composition and styling are all a result of my time in nature and daily walks around Queenstown.
There are two sides to this exhibition. One being the dense population of inner city Melbourne. The other being the spaciousness and wilderness of the west coast of Tasmania.
Vs. Gallery is excited to present ‘New Evolution’ – the latest exhibition by Melbourne artist ‘Junky Projects’ (Daniel Lynch).
Well known for his sculptural ‘junk sentinels’ posted on the streets of Melbourne and throughout Australia in their thousands, Daniel’s new exhibition sees him focus on the theme of ‘waste as art’.
Having spent many weekends and late nights scouring the city streets for unique discarded objects, he carefully reassembles them into amazing and whimsical sculptures and dioramas. His creative ‘recycling’ brings a new and unexpected form of life to an exhausted environment.
Whilst Daniel’s art is often noted for its elegant simplicity, in this new body of work he introduces a new complexity to a number of his sculptures. Using found objects such as cutlery, hubcaps, broken toys, doorknobs and kitchen utensils, his assemblages take on striking and poetic characters – each with a life of their own.
‘The New Evolution’ portrays an imagined dystopian future where the only existing life forms are composed of junk, refuse and the detritus of a decaying world. It is a prophetic statement for the future of life on our planet and a hope that existence must continue in some form or another.
OPENING FRIDAY FEB 8th – 6-9pm
Unwell Bunny / Ed Bechervaise presents a retrospective back catalog of older and recent work in ‘back and forward’ showing a progression from street to gallery setting over a number of years.
Emerging from the Adelaide 90’s graffiti, Ed has chipped away making a name for himself in the urban contemporary art scene in Melbourne and further abroad showing work in Amsterdam, New York and Paris.
Ed studied studio arts in Adelaide and graphic and conceptual study in Melbourne. Over the years of practice his work has moved into a figurative and abstract sensibility, observing and deconstructing still life, figurative and facial portraiture, landscapes, and subconscious memory. Through bold striking and juxtaposing colour, Ed captures his observations with emotive feeling, creating compositions that generate a sense of nostalgia, and fluid memory.
In this body of work Ed hopes to recreate these memories through installation, and spacial curation. Showing works from multiple themed shows over the years, that link together to become one longer broader narrative. Ed demonstrates influence, observation, and change through time. A collection of experiences that are a summery of seeing the world through fragments of passion about place, person, environment, and feeling.
Kicking off BSIDE Gallery‘s 2019 program we have our studio resident and homie Evil Keanevil joining forces with Caper for a collaborative exhibition filled with colour and nostalgia.
Take a trip down memory lane and see iconic cartoon characters recreated in the contemporary styles that both artists have honed over the years, from acrylic paintings and stencils, to intricate woodcuts.
Join us for the opening of Tune In Toon Out from 6-9pm this Friday 18th January, proudly supported by Young Henrys!
The exhibition runs from Tuesday 15th – Sunday 20th January 2019, for all enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana – firstname.lastname@example.org
Caper has been an active street artist for over 12 years, creating illustrations and paintings that parody mass media and popular culture. His use of multi-layered imagery in his works at times appear idiosyncratic and quirky, whilst acting as typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing.
Caper’s works are saturated with mental inertia, cliches and bad jokes, and by their nature question the coerciveness of the superficial.
Evil Keanevil’s work is a dynamic and bold exploration of entropy and deconstruction of reality. Pop culture icons, as well as original characters are deconstructed to reveal their core components, usually by liquefying or melting the subject.
Questions and themes have risen through the meltingly matter, bubbling through the muck and surfacing in the paintings themselves – which components can be stripped away, and by what measure before the subject becomes unrecognisable? When the subject is melted down, is it their perception of reality being manipulated, or the viewer’s?
‘Flip the Script’ brings together a stellar line up of artists both local and international specialising in the medium of modern calligraphy, or ‘calligraffiti’ as it is known in the realms of urban art. Curated by BSIDE Gallery’s managing owner Ariana Leane, the exhibition seeks to educate and inform the gallery’s audience on the current movement of modern calligraphy, whilst acknowledging each artist’s particular style of lettering.
Nothing But Love – Tuyuloveme’s debut Australian solo exhibition opening night on Friday 26th October 2018. Exhibition running from 24th October – 4th November at BSIDE Gallery Level 1, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
Shot by – Nathan Ctc
Edited by – Fazzari Multimedia
Music by – Souls of Mischief