Do get down to Off The Kerb Gallery in Collingwood this Friday 24th march and support to good friends of mine and their exhibitions, for these are two artists who’s work I admire and always have time for.
I can always be guaranteed a great conversation with both David and Ben, they are my type of people deep and with substance and both have their unique style which stands out from the rest.
And I can’t finish without a plug to the amazing Shini who continuously puts together some awesome talent and is one of the hardest workers I Know.
FRONT GALLERY : : OUT OF THE ORDINARY by PHOENIX
Phoenix is a Melbourne born and based paste-up street artist who’S distinctive and colourful works can be seen on public walls here and beyond. Phoenix has created gallery versions of his works for his upcoming show at Off the Kerb, ‘OUT OF THE ORDINARY’. His detailed illustrations of ordinary living things and everyday objects are given new life, meaning and depth through his unique mix of drawing, photocopy and collage.
Add some metaphor, a bit of humour – and stir.
SIDE GALLERY : : GINMOKUSEI by BENJAMIN KNOCK
The sweet smell of the forest that permeates down from the hills into the city. Artist Benjamin Knock captures those elements, flora and fauna using traditional woodblock printing techniques (hanga). The inspiration for his new body of work has been derived from exploring the mountains and jungles of Yakushima Island situated off the southern tip of Japan. This ecosystem, being one of the most diverse in the world is perfect brain food for this collection of works. “I hope you all can have a taste derived from its natural splendour”.
Who: Knock and Phoenix
What: Ginmokusei & Out Of The Ordinary
Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street Collingwood
When: This Friday From 6pm
Facebook event here