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Beautiful Illusions Melanie Colosimo & Charley Young
10 Jan 2015 – 8 Mar 2015
Charley Young, Rocky Mountains Diptych (detail) 2014
diptych with maple wall braces
left panel: graphite pencil and gouache on frosted mylar
right panel: mirror of left panel image impressed on carbon paper
each panel: 91.44 x 365.76 cm (3 x 12 feet)
image courtesy of the artist.
Beautiful Illusions presents works in graphic media by two young
The title of the exhibition evokes the realism with which each artist renders subjects such as the façade of a wooden shack, a range of mountain peaks, or the intricate patterning of twisted wires in a chain-link fence. Virtuosic mimicry is not the only point of such images, however; failures such as smudges and anomalies of scale disrupt the illusions and remind viewers of the usually compliant but sometimes faltering hands and memories upon which the illusions depend.
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, 17 January, 2 to 4pm.
ARTISTíS TALK & PUBLIC DRAWING EVENT
ARTISTíS TALK & WORKSHOP Saturday, 28 February, 2
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