21 September 2012 – 3 October 2012
Outré Gallery is very proud to be publishing and producing a brand new book on artist Vali Myers.
“Night Flower: The Life and Art of Vali Myers”
In conjunction with the Vali Myers Art Gallery Trust, Outré Gallery is planning this release in October 2012 – with a book launch at the end of September. This launch will celebrate Vali with an exhibition of original artworks, display of diaries and ephemera as well as new prints.
Vali Myers was an enigmatic Australian-born artist who lived her life as a fiercely independent, brave, bright flame carving her influence through Paris, Italy, New York and Africa before returning to Australia in the twilight of her life.
Artist, dancer, animal lover, dedicated diarist, visionary, muse and powerful creatrix, Vali left a body of work which started with her early drawings in the cafés of Paris in 1950 right through till her death in 2003.
Vali had an incalculable impact on creative beings all over the world. Her path crossed with many luminaries of the 20th century, including Jean Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, George Plimpton, Django Reinhardt, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Donovan, Patti Smith, Deborah Harry, Dee Dee Ramone and Marianne Faithful.
Known in life for her wild, flaming hair, intricate facial tattoos and loud gypsy jewellery, Vali’s indomitable spirit and authentic take on life continues to permeate through her art, inspiring and influencing those who fall under her spell.
Her exceptionally detailed drawings, delicately executed at night by lamp-light, often took many months, even years, to complete with a light touch, patient hand and a fine pointillist style.
This book includes many hereto unpublished drawings, photographs, previously unseen diary excerpts and reflections by: Carlo McCormick, Eileen Polk, Devendra Banhart, Donovan, Chris Stein, Flame Schon, Gianni Menichetti, Ruth Cullen, Julia Inglis and Nicole Karidis (Vali Myers Art Gallery Trust).
The official book launch will take place at:
Outré Gallery Melbourne
249 Elizabeth St, Melbourne CBD
Friday 21 September 2012, from 7pm
Please note: we will be selling the limited edition versions of the book on this night.
General release of the softcover book will slightly later in October.
Join this Waiting List to find out about pre-ordering the book and attending the book launch in September as well as ongoing updates about Vali Myers from Outré.Artist: Vali Myers