29 April - 11 June 2017
The Glass Eye Opens
Ruben Pang, Gated Community (detail),2016 - 2017,oil
and alkyd on aluminum panel,63 x 73 cm
Ruben Pang's exhibition is building on Noosa Regional Galleries previous exhibitions of Southeast Asian art, and this solo presentation by Ruben Pang will present to the Sunshine Coast residents a new series of works by one of the most exciting young artists practising in the region. Ruben will travel through Queensland to immerse him in Australian art, particularly James Gleeson and Albert Tucker whom his works have an affinity with. Ruben’s works are not only highly sought after but he represents the new generation of global artists who travel extensively to connect more deeply with the world and its environs.
Ruben Pang - The Glass Eye Opens
This series of paintings are composed around a medley of the supernatural, folklore and
bio-luminescence. I treat the landscape format as a stage. Through spectacular scenery or dramatic sky, there's a sensation of integration, a feeling of escaping the confines of the body and mind. Tapping into such subconscious arenas to find new angles of self analysis and inspiration is the means I find most potency creatively.
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Wanton,Wild and Unimagined
Flow (detail) 2010-2013,Up-cycled plastic lids & cable ties 12 x 7m.Image Credit: Through the Looking Glass
Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled
plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection.
Townsville environmental artist, Alison McDonald has spent
many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book, The Day of the Triffids.
A travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program; and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.
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