Archive for December 2015

SIDE BY SIDE II – new works by Martin Ison & Moira Kirkwood

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It’s taken 5 years, but at last the two of us are exhibiting again to show our contemporary art pieces. We’re getting excited about it now…there’s nothing like having a body of work up on the wall to see, all together. It provides a different perspective  that way.

There will be no Opening Event as such but we’ll be making (leaf) tea and (plunger) coffee along with sweet treats during the whole 5 days of the show. Drop in and say hi!

 

The divine order

The divine order, 2015, fineliner pen on paper, 39 x 27cm, AUD $300 framed

Martin’s work couldn’t be more different from mine in approach, generally comprising beautifully observed  figures drawn with fineliner permanent markers. He will be showing some delightful nudes as well as new works in his ongoing ‘Renaissance Rip-offs’ series. These are works not necessarily from the Renaissance at all, but well known and recognised masterworks from any century which are appropriated for his own fell purposes.

 

Structures for a hot climate

Structures for a hot climate, 2014, acrylic & collage on canvas, AUD $400 framed

By contrast, my pieces are intuitive and quasi-figurative. They often seem to contain structures of some kind and are frequently reminiscent of some sort of city or a map of a place. They suggest rather than describe.