Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Over the past 7 years FAITH47 and DAL EAST have exhibited in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Now RTIST Gallery's brings them for the first time to Australia showcasing the incredible talent of the duo in an exclusive show “Antenna Garden”. Displaying work from the artists' individual collections, this is the first entire exhibition the couple have shown together. Weaving together found objects and materials from their Australian visit, the pair'sAntenna Garden will be constructed through unique surfaces, along with the painted stories of this prolific pair. For more information on the artists see the RTIST website HERE.
A collaboration between RTIST Gallery & BOSS MURALS will see records broken when FAITH47and DAL EAST paint Australia's tallest murals. Two Goliath 7 storey walls will be given to each artist at the Cullen Hotel, in Prahan. These walls are currently being painted by each artist.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Opening Friday April 13th from 7.30 till 10 pm
RAS Gallery Barcelona . Carrer Doctor Dou 10
In 2007 the Spanish building industry used 54.2 million tones of cement. This factoid did not escape the thoughtful attentions of one very interesting Galician digital nomad, namely Isaac Cordal. Cordal saw this frenzied ‘cementisation’ of the world around him as evidence of our deep alienation from an ongoing conflict with the natural environment. So, being an artist very much obsessed with the problem of the human body Cordal appropriated cement as the tool for his own intervention in the built environment. What this means in laymen’s terms is that he used cement to make his art and in this case his art was sculptures of little people.
As the natural world becomes increasingly impacted by shifting climate, human greed and diminishing resources, protecting those creatures that still roam free becomes ever more vital to the soul of humanity. For even if we could continue to exist without wildlife, the spirit-crushing sadness that our species would take upon itself would surely rob all joy from life. Those majestic, miraculous, elemental beings which we admire from afar are at the root of who we are as people — from the woodland protagonists of our childhood storybooks, to the metaphors we use to describe ourselves as adults, to the animal spirits that visit us in our dreams. As we take steps to protect them from those who would rob them of their freedom, we also improve our own species’ chances to persist far into the future, both by preserving the natural world we all share, and by cherishing the sacred genesis of our imagination and symbology.
In appreciation of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, Thinkspace will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of wild animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. To honor the animals closest to our hearts, the gallery will be accepting donations of old blankets to donate to area shelters so dogs don’t have to sleep on cold hard concrete, as well as other used and new pet supplies. The opening will feature the release of a gorgeous limited edition screenprinted poster especially created for the exhibition by the incomparable Aaron Horkey. We hope you will join us on May 26th to celebrate and defend the wild things that fill our lives with wonder and mystery.
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