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Colour My Alibi is, appropriately, about colour. Vivid, kaleidoscopic, and bold, artists Ry David Bradley, Adele Daniele and Ali Noble have contributed new works to an exhibition seemingly designed to shame Melbourne out of wearing black. From installation and sculpture to electronic artwork, Colour My Alibi is an exhibition worth checking out.
You'll find it at Somewhere Gallery, located on Level 2 of 314 Collins Street in the CBD (that's Shop 29 of Royal Arcade). There's also a store if you're looking to buy some artwork. Hurry, though: it's open every day until the 10th of September. Get in before 6pm on Monday to Thursday or 5pm on weekends. On Fridays, Colour My Alibi is open until 8pm – why not take your lucky partner there on an artistic date? Best of all, it's free.
The aim of the exhibition is to explore the role of colour in the making of contemporary art, with an emphasis on the power and emotional responses elicited by colour. Ali Noble, a Sydney artist, sculpts installations that glow with fluorescent colour, replete with pop culture images: for instance, 1970s design or 1960s wallpaper pattern. She's just come from a Tokyo exhibition early this year.
Apparently this is called 'Totemise-she'.
Ry David Bradley is less physical, more digital, but just as colourful. He was previously featured in 'Exploration 9' at Flinders Lane Gallery, and has been a part of several group exhibitions a year since 2006 (all in Melbourne, bar his exhibition 'Plastic' in Budapest). His work is soft and resonant, re-interpreting and playing with historical art images.
'Forgets', by Ry David Bradley.
The founder of 'Because I Like You Studio', Adele Daniele has a background in printmaking and multimedia. In her Anti-Static exhibition in Osaka, Japan earlier this year, she displayed a playful set of prints that dealt with the evolution of hosiery advertising from the 50s to the 80s. Her artwork is the logo for Colour My Alibi, judge for yourself if you'd like to see more.