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Ulysses Gaze and Coexistence Art Exhibitions

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Preserving, protecting are key
Two very interesting exhibitions are opening within days of each other and with a recurring theme as people grapple with the precarious state of our natural world.

For that reason alone, they are worthy of a visit, because we all have to be reminded of the care and consideration we have to have uppermost in our minds whenever we are out and about.

The art in itself is the other reason to visit - exquisite examples of artists' interpretations of our fragile world.

David Stacey
David Stacey

The first exhibition is on at Red Hill Gallery and the artist is David Stacey. The exhibition is on until the 20th of November and it is called Ulysses Gaze.

Ulysses Gaze
Ulysses Gaze

His work has been collected by ornithologists and entomologists the world over who are involved in world of nature.

Ulysses Gaze
Ulysses Gaze

David has been recognised as a "Master of Contemporary Fine Art" with two publications proclaiming him a leader in natural history illustrations.

David is of the belief that there is a continuum between all life. He seeks, as an artist, to record and capture the mood and spirit of the precious wilderness which is threatened on a daily basis. He pays homage to nature, and carefully records the detail, the colour and the vitality of its existence.

Ulysses Gaze" is a visual diary of a river, from its conception high in the windswept cloud forest to its final destination, the Coral Sea in Tropical North Queensland.

This theme is the basis of a book which will be published in 2018. It represents a lifetime of observation and the profound effect nature has had in David Stacey's artist's life.

The second exhibition is at Red Sea Gallery - do not get the two confused. This Gallery is in New Farm and the artist presenting is Young-sung Kim. The exhibition opens on the 1st of November and it will be on until the 27th of November 2016. The exhibition is called "Coexistence. "

Nothing.Life. Object. Fish II
Nothing.Life. Object. Fish II. Oil on Linen.

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1973, Young-sung Kim is Korean in origin but based in New York City. Young-sung Kim creates hyper-real paintings exploring contrasting subject matters to illustrate the differences between the living and the material. He graduated from the College of Fine Art, Hongik University and he has consistently painted on the themes of our material and our natural worlds. Young-sung Kim's paintings critique the level at which we place "value" on objects; both commercially and ethically. Animals exist in the same environment as humans but are viewed in a lower hierarchy, often as food or decorative elements. His most recent works express the problem with our modern society, where lives are threatened due to the advanced development of material civilizations.

Nothing. Life.Object
Nothing. Life.Object

The animals in his paintings are representative of today's society where humans seem to be living happy, stable lives, but are in fact adapting to survive in a confined space that is completely exposed to others. He uses this to consider the importance of life in a situation where artificial objects coexist with life forms. He reflects on human nature and its dependence on material things.

Kim's paintings are part of numerous private collections and the permanent collections of the Seoul Museum of Art, Art Retreat Museum and many more. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and many other international galleries.


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Why? Artists' views of the natural world.
When: Ulysses Gaze from 3rd to 20th November and Coexistence from 1st to the 27th.
Phone: 33681442 3162.2230
Where: red Hill Gallery: 61 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill and Red Seal Gallery: Centro 2, 27 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: None.
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