Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Even while the earth sleeps we travel

One of my all time favourite artists - biro artist Jessica Page - is about to show at The Light Factory Gallery in Eltham. 'Even while the earth sleeps we travel' opens tomorrow and runs until Sunday 10 November and is her second solo show this time using ink and brush.  Her first show 'I must confess I love that which caresses me' was a sell out although you can still buy limited edition prints from the gallery.  I think her artwork appeals to my sense of the absurd, it is a little bit different and the underlying theme in her art is human emotion and its ambiguity.
Fox and Hare by Jessica Page
"A fish walks through a desert with a glass of water in search of a better life, a man struggles to walk under the weight of his ox in a feat that is both heroic and ridiculous and an octopus gently and lovingly guides her shipwrecked sailor to safety...these drawings depict a journey that has been embarked on out of desire, curiosity and necessity; it is a journey that has no known end.  The characters take with them what they cannot live without, the things with which they are inextricably linked," says Page of this exhibition.
Regrowth St Andrews by Ian Steele
Hurstbridge artist Ian Steele also opens tomorrow and runs until 10 November at The Light Factory Gallery.  'Nature and light' includes Steele's paintings of the Victorian landscape as well as his beautiful, figurative paintings of nudes and still life.

Opening drinks with the artists are being held on Sunday from 2 - 4 pm.  For more information visit thelightfactorygallery.com.au - entry is free.

Nb. Miss Rosanna is The Light Factory Gallery's freelance PR consultant.

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