Off the Kerb's March Exhibitions

Four new exhibitions open at Off The Kerb gallery in March

Art Exhibition previously on at Off the Kerb Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 02 March 2017 to Thursday 16 March 2017
Launch Friday 03 March 2017, 6pm till 9pm

The Light in Us image TRANSLUCENT image GARDEN SOUL image ORIMONEY image

Published by Off the Kerb Gallery on Thursday 23 February 2017.
Contact the publisher.

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 3 March 6pm – 9pm

EXHIBITION DATES: 2 – 16 March 2017

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FRONT GALLERY : : THE LIGHT IN US by ISOLDE
I’ve always been drawn to portraiture; I feel that in attempting to capture the light in someone else we ignite an urge in our own selves – to connect, understand, be moved. I feel that by engaging with art in the form of portraiture we are able to find new ways to navigate ourselves, and for a moment become part of someone else’s narrative too.

I’m interested in drawing people who look like they have a story to tell. I’m captivated by strong, weathered faces or characters who seem lost In thought; I enjoy the idea of people engaging with these portraits and finding their own interpretations.

For the last 5 years or so I’ve been pasting my work directly up onto Melbourne streets under the moniker Isolde. I love the creative freedom and sense of community street art encourages; I also enjoy the juxtaposition of merging fine art and graffiti directly.

I hope to create through my work a sense of what binds us together – the light in all of us.

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BACK GALLERY : : TRANSLUCENT by AMRIT MURTI
If i disappeared,
what would you do?
Would there be a disturbance
in your strange world?
Have you ever thought,
that your home is our home?
Perhaps you have not noticed,
that you’re looking right through me

-a vulnerable creature

Translucent is a collection of blendscapes that visualises many of Australia’s most endangered and vulnerable species and their homes. By blending the two images into one Amrit Murti encourages the onlooker to connect with these creatures and their homes, our homes, the land we both share but seem to have forgotten.

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UPSTAIRS GALLERY : : GARDEN SOUL by NANI PUSPASARI
Garden Soul draws upon fairy tales, fables and childhood memories, creating a visual poem to navigate the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Though the artist has left her childhood home of gardens in full bloom, she continues to explore the imaginary narratives that live within and around us.

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SIDE GALLERY : : ORIMONEY by MARIYA ROVENKO
Transformations of Paper on Paper.
Unfolding some of the cultural stereotypes by turning national currencies into the paper art, into art on paper.
A somewhat ironic look at how money are everything, exploration of their symbolism, design and flexibility.

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