Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Attended the opening of Milan’s new work at the Colville Street Gallery in Battery Point. Good turnout with crowds spilling out onto the street and a real buzz as everyone inspected the new work, many trying to work out how he has achieved such complexity and richness in his prints. In opening the exhibition Trudie mentioned that Milan is now using up to 60 layers to achieve these results. No photos from the night however you can check out the work on the Collville Street Gallery site http://www.colvillestreetartgallery.com.au/gallery/milanmilojevic.php BUT don’t let this substitute for the real thing – the exhibition continues until April 22nd.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Just back from Sydney and the Archibald, Yayoi Kusama and Simryn Gill exhibitions. I was amazed to see that a screen print made it through as a finalist in the Archibald Prize.
Mike Chavez archibald finalist screen print
Chavez’s image, Portrait of a muthf***a (pictured), is a screen print using a halftone screen and acrylic paint so all you sreen printers should perhaps set your sights a little bit higher when making submissions!
Also of interest was a piece in the Wynne Prize by Pei Pei He titled City Life which is designated as “emulsion paint and ink on canvas”. To this viewer it appears as though the artist has painted the canvas and overprinted it with an inkjet printer.