Rhys Lee will present a new body of work in a solo exhibition titled Jungle Rum Rumble at Jan Murphy Gallery in 2016.
Jungle Rum Rumble, drew reference from an earlier period in Lee’s career, specifically 2007, which was a transitional period in his practice. At that time, he had presented a body of work that featured bright and pastel tones, but then moved to a darker aesthetic shortly after this. Speaking about the works in Jungle Rum Rumble, Lee states:
“Reusing reference material and drawings from this period, I wanted to capture this particular time again as well as adding some of my new painting techniques. Jungle, ocean, heat, dance, pirate, native, fire, voodoo, rum, fever… were some thoughts and actions while making this group of paintings.”
Jungle Rum Rumble will run from 22 March – 16 April.
Image credit: Rhys Lee Jungle Rum Rumble 1 2015 acrylic on linen 200.0 x 168.0 cm
____________03.03.16 Guy Maestri in Art Month Sydney 2016
Guy Maestri will have works from his personal art collection on display throughout March as part of Art Month Sydney 2016. Held at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Private Lives, the artist as collector will feature works from the collections of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists including Maestri, Nicholas Harding and Idris Murphy.
The exhibition runs from 27 February until 10 April. For more information please click here
Art Month Sydney is a city-wide festival that celebrates contemporary art and artists through a diverse program of exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, artists studio visits, tours nights and more
Continuing their support of Art Month Sydney as the major partner in 2016, NAB Private Wealth have produced a video interview with Guy discussing his art practice and involvement in the program.
Please view the video below