Solander is pleased to present Open Borders an online group exhibition that brings together four Australian Artists whose works have seamlessly infiltrated the Trans-Tasman bubble for a not to miss, low risk – high enjoyment experience.
12 August – 16 September
Featuring current works by Damon Kowarsky, Danielle Creenaune, Locust Jones and Rona Green.
Works can also be viewed in the gallery, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Recently returned to Wollongong, N.S.W from Barcelona, Danielle’s central motivation “is the intrinsic dialogue between landscape and people, how landscape is perceived through our library of pre-lived experiences and the ways in which this is reflected through the visual language of gesture.”
Born in New Zealand and now living in Australia, Locust works have been primarily influenced by his travels and close attention and concern to current world political issues. Through his works on paper, Jones challenges and delves into issues of contemporary politics. His style of commentary can be said to tackle the big picture head on, addressing issues of epic proportions, interspersing imagery from the media, newspapers, television and the internet, as well as personal experiences of current political situations in the world.
Within Rona’s hand-coloured linocuts, she realises her love of animals to explore how the body can be used as a vehicle for story by means of transformative devices, especially anthropomorphism and body modification. Her rough and ready animals express a range of emotions and are full of personality. Rona lives and works in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne.
For a glimpse of Rona printing in her studio, click here.
Damon is a Melbourne-based artist working across drawing, printmaking and painting. He uses formal craftsmanship to interrogate and interpret architectural exteriors and non-private spaces; a process that reveals the nature of contemporary social realities across the world. This takes on many guises and often manifests as absurd and subtly unfamiliar representations, testing the boundary between the ordinary and spectacle.