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Whimsical paintings, pastels, and sculptures created by Queensland artist, Terry Summers will be on display at Redcliffe's st + baker + studio and gallery from Monday 8 June. English-born Summers was a self-described 'very mature-aged student' when he completed studies at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, in 1999. During his final year, motivated by concern about deforestation and paper waste, he began experimenting with recycled cardboard as a medium for sculpture.
Fast forward to 2015, and Terry has created a vast collection of detailed cardboard structures and sculptures that have been displayed in the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, St John's Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane, Robina Hospital, and Sydney Powerhouse Museum, among other locations.
We all know the saying – one man's trash is another man's treasure – and Terry demonstrates this by creating compelling and sought-after works of art from recycled cardboard. There's something captivating about Terry's quirky cardboard creations that makes them difficult to look away from. They are simple, and yet detailed. They are caricatures, and yet life-like.
The exhibition will also feature paintings and pastels that have never been exhibited. Terry's paintings and pastels are satirical, exaggerated, and thought-provoking.
Figment 11: Terry Summers
Come along to meet Terry at the official opening of his exhibition on Friday 12 June at 6.30pm. Copies of Terry's hardcover book, Recycled: a decade of waste cardboard sculpture 1999-2009, will be available for the special price of $29.00.
Exhibition dates: 8 to 22 June 2015 (opening night 12 June at 6.30pm) Contact: Jo St Baker
E: email@example.com Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday and Saturdays 10.00 – 2.00 Fridays 10.00 – 5.00, and by appointment.