#20. Anthony GRASMANIS, "Blind Justice", wood, 116.5 x 58 cm, $1,800
This sculpture is contrived of one single solid piece of timber. The juxtaposition of raw and weathered timber with segments and extrusions smoothed and finished to a high gloss, shows off the natural beauty and qualities of the timber.
The extrusions resemble horns or antlers, giving a masculine quality to this piece - and at 116.5 cm tall this work has a strong and eye catching impact.
#56. Cherry MANDERS, "Rainy Day", oil on board, 45 x 45 cm, $550
Cherry Manders’ passion is for colour, movement and natural light is clearly illustrated in this work.
The use of bold, vivid colours add a warmth to the landmark building of the painting - the flower shop on Brunswick street. A group of figures in the foreground is silhouetted,
this contrast increases the effect of the fiery glow of the building.
Conversely, whites and muddy tones blur and reflect the structure, typical of a wet Melbourne day.
#75. Marianne SEBETTI, "The C.O.L.D. (The Cycles of Life and Death)", charcoal and pastel on paper, 89.5 x 52 cm, $2,500
This work has a soft quality, whilst maintaining intricate detail. There is a strong theme - a figure, whose protective body language shelters a natural "untouched" landscape, that is both a representation of earth and being as one, an interdependent co-existence.
Sebetti explains: "The works communicate environmental issues faced at present and future times, human impact on nature, consumerism, identity and self-exploration. They serve as portrayals of nature itself, with contemplation and reflection about the place for humans in the world, and their dependence on the nature. The works draw on the humans consuming nature, the cycles of Earth and its inexhaustible resources."
LIVING SPACE is now showing at the gallery, and will end this Saturday the 19th of December at 4pm.
View the exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/living-space-2015.htm