PETER QUARRY - Identigrams

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In his second solo show at red gallery, Quarry investigates a new visual language. Dissecting traditional portraiture to its very core, he attempts to reconfigure the communication of identity.

Art Exhibition previously on at red gallery in Australia.
From Wednesday 04 February 2015 to Saturday 21 February 2015
Launch Wednesday 04 February 2015, 6-8pm

Peter Quarry, Identigram #1, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm image Peter Quarry, Identigram #2, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm image Peter Quarry, Identigram #3, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm image

Published by red gallery on Saturday 24 January 2015.
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Quarry calls his new works ‘Identigrams’. They expose the multiple levels of identity – those elements that add up to create a whole person. Quarry aims to delve behind the face to show the layers that constitute a subject.

In the production of these works Quarry is led by a series of questions:

How can I move beyond representation to portray an individual?

Can form, shape, pattern, and/or colour communicate a personality?

Does composition convey the synergy, the complexity of a human being?

Quarry is a prolific portrait painter – perhaps not surprising given his long career as a psychologist. Ten years ago, his interest in making art ignited while at RMIT studying Interior Design. He is currently completing a Diploma of Visual Art at Latrobe College of Art + Design. He has exhibited widely in Melbourne in both group and solo shows.