I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this new museum exhibition. Quality conceptual realism has been something of a phenomenon in Australia, remarkable for a number of reasons: firstly the quality of the paintings by all the artists have been extraordinary, and the fact that thought-provoking painting has re-emerged again after years of being “unfashionable” with curators.
While recognised by the commercial galleries, this is the first museum show what moves towards recognising this phenomenon. A Fine Romance' is an exhibition about beauty and deceit. Featuring hyper-real paintings and sculptures by a range of contemporary artists, it is as seductive as it is awe-inspiring.
Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, together with dazzling artworks sourced from behind the closed doors of private collectors, A Fine Romance is an experience not to be missed!
The line-up represents a who’s-who of Australian realism, including Natasha Bieniek, Robin Eley, Louise Feneley, Juan Ford, Sam Jinks, Sam Leach, Matt Martin, Shannon Smiley, Heidi Yardley, and Michael Zavros.
Exhibition is on st the Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster Street, Sale 2850
And it opens 8 December 2018 and ends 17 February 2019