"Eyes of a Blue Dog"
Alexandra Nemaric, Jacob Gerrard Brown
Opening: Wednesday 18th of January, 6-8pm
Dates: 18th of January – 11th of February 2017
Alexandra Nemaric and Jacob Gerrard Brown, both graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts (Drawing and Print Media), come together in the show ‘Eyes of a Blue Dog’. The artists have been inspired by the short story of the same title by Marquez where a man and woman meet only in their dreams. In each of their works, the artists are focusing on a sense of obsession, sadness and unreality of contemporary life. Through Marquez story, the artists explore whether or not the poetic can be materialised.
Jacob Gerrard Brown is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Gerrard-Brown graduated from the Victorian college of the Arts in 2015 (Drawing and Printmedia). In 2015 Jacob was awarded the ‘Irene Sutton Award’ at the Victorian College of the Arts Graduate exhibition. Exhibitions include; ‘Passions’, Sutton Project Space and the Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Show 2015. Jacob Gerrard-Brown’s practice navigates the theme of fear through existentialism that is depicted in the mediums of printmaking, sculpture, painting and video.
Alexandra Nemaric is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Nemaric graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015 (Drawing and Print Media). Nemaric has been awarded the Stuart Black Memorial Scholarship 2014, the VCASA Gender and Sexual Equality Award 2015 and was a recipient of the NGV Women’s association awards 2015. Nemaric recently returned from a residency in the South of Spain. Exhibitions include, ‘Passions’ at Sutton Project Space, ‘Can’t look, can’t look away’ curated by Amelia Winata at the Counihan Gallery, ‘Be the Person your Dog thinks you are’ LON Gallery, ‘Drowning in a bird bath’ with Ben Jones at TANS martial. Alexandra Nemaric utilizes the mediums of drawing, sculpture, photography and video to explore poetry and longing in her work.
Photography by Christo Crocker.