Group of Five Show in September – Lethbridge Gallery

The second ‘Group of Five’ exhibition at the Lethbridge Gallery, La Trobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane will present works by five up and coming artists to watch; Sarah Hickey, Jeff Gant, Stephen Johnston, Rose Rigley and Lauren Young. Hickey’s work is very arresting, complex imagery and patterns reveal a series of female ‘idols’ inspired by women from diverse cultural worlds.

Irish artist Stephen Johnston juxtaposes his figures with inanimate objects or different surroundings, ensuring the focus is on everyday.

Let’s hope the bed bugs don’t bite for Rose Rigley as she references childhood stories and memories that provide a link from the past to the present.

Lauren Young on the other hand likes the mixture of abstract and hyper-realism, where the figure, in this instance a bather, dissolves into the environment.

Self taught, Jeff Gant draws inspiration from both old and modern masters of influence. All five ‘second’ artists demonstrate great skill and their works are representative of the talent emerging with a new generation of Australian artists. Opening drinks Saturday, 14 September 2013 from 3-5pm –  Lethbridge Gallery 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Qld. Exhibition runs 13-26 September 2013.

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