shoes too

exhibition “shoes too” @ white canvas gallery, brisbane

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shoes too featuring: Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Anna Gonzalez, Renuka Rajiv & Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

“Fitting exhibition to inspire love of shoes” – by Nicole Carrington, City News, April 27

SHOE fetishists will delight in upcoming visual art exhibition, ‘Shoes Too’, at White Canvas Gallery.

The group exhibition will feature works by local contemporary artists such as Anna Gonzalez, Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Renuka Rajiv and Vesna Klačar-Nedimović.

With an opening night event on Saturday, April 23 from 6-9pm, the exhibition at 26 Church Street, Fortitude Valley opens from April 21-27 and will explore the portrayal of shoes in art.

“Shoes Dominate Focus of Art Exhibition” –  My247

Australian contemporary artists Gareth Sansom, Jennifer Brasher, Anna Gonzalez, Vesna Klačar-Nedimović and Renuka Rajiv through a mutual interest in portraying shoes in art have joined forces to bring you this exciting exhibition.

Renowned Australian artist Gareth Sansom, a John McCaughey Memorial Prize recipient for his lifetime achievement as a senior Australian artist will be showcasing his inspiring artwork at the exhibition. The Melbourne based visual  artist explores themes of pop culture, psychedelia, gender and sexuality, poetry and literary illusions in his work.  Sansom lent a hand in shaping a generation of artists as he taught for 35 years and was a Dean of the School of Arts for 15 years at the Victorian College of Art.

In the early 80’s, Jennifer Brasher did her postgraduate studies under the supervision of the ‘inimitable and inspiring’ Sansom. Brasher, while under his tuition, received the Trustees Acquisition Prize from the National Gallery of Victoria.  Brasher creates artworks predominately based on observations from her personal life and the emotions elicited from them.

Spanish artist Anna González recently shared her fascinating life history of growing up during the Franco regime on Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC local radio. In her artwork, González draws upon her Catalan background to create satirical narratives involving nuns and cadavers.

Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, a finalist in the national ‘Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award,’ is inspired by shoes as a symbol of identity, human presence and a metaphor for personal journey. ‘Seen’, Klačar-Nedimović’s latest series, is an exploration of captured moments of people that have been seen. It signifies fragments of people’s presence at a particular place and time.

Melbourne based visual artist Renuka Rajiv, was also one of the few selected graduates at last year ‘Port Jackson Awards’. The Victorian College of Arts graduate uses etching, lithography and drawing to create an artist’s book as a kind of compilation of her headspace.