Showing now at Peekaboo Gallery: 'You are beautiful and everyone is listening by Gotham Studios artist 'Luisa Hansal
You are beautiful and everyone is listening, Luisa Hansal, oil on board, 14"x18", 2020
"I think of my paintings as an entryway into inner spaces where a visual language of forms and symbols appear, bringing forth a tender understanding of some deeper meaning I can’t articulate through speech. There is a tension between the tangible and psychic nature of painting that I find almost magical, and through the act of painting I am trying to discover a visual language of personal grief, compassion and sentiment."
Showing at 57 James Street Northbridge until 15 July.
Stemming the Rose, Brent Harrison, rose and gold earring, dimensions variable, 2021.
Showing now at Peekaboo Gallery, 57 James Street Northbridge.
Stemming the Rose takes its title from a quote in the film Brokeback Mountain (2005). Taking this quote as a point of departure, Harrison reframes the rose, which he sees as a kitsch symbol of heteronormativity that is commonly used as a romantic gesture in reality television.