7 May 2021 – Louise Kyriakou / Adrian Landon Brooks / Kels O'Sullivan April 13 2020
Outré Gallery Fitzroy
7 – 30 May 2021
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Louise Kyriakou is a Melbourne based artist whose current practice concentrates on the creation of contemporary ceramic forms using the traditional techniques of low relief sculpting and sgraffito decoration.
Originally an artist/illustrator accustomed to creating two-dimensional works, it wasn't until 2014 that Louise began experimenting with ceramics while teaching visual arts to secondary school students in East Gippsland. As she began exploring surface decoration techniques she could use for lessons with her students, Louise began creating faces on small clay plates with tribal inspired markings, and sunny expressions. The community of ceramic faces has continued to grow in number and style, and they now grace the walls of homes both in Australia and Internationally. Louise now divides her time between her art practice and her education roles in Secondary Schools in Melbourne.
ADRIAN LANDON BROOKS
Adrian Landon Brooks studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in Wimberley, Texas. He works predominantly in the mediums of painting and illustration, using found materials such as wood, metal, and old photographs as his canvas. Creating otherworldly backdrops for mystical iconography has long been a driving force in his work. Wormholes, starscapes and portals serve as monuments to something greater than himself. Through the process of making this work, he attempts to share my vision of a higher power and purpose.
Kels O’Sullivan is an emerging artist with a background in design and illustration. Living and working at Victor Harbor, SA, her natural coastal surroundings are a constant source of inspiration. Influenced by the discipline of modernism, pattern & textile design of the Mid Century, her work is a diverse and constant evolution. Symbolising relationships with everyday forms, expressing emotion, reflecting experiences and surroundings through the use geometry, colour, pattern, line and repetition. She is especially interested in the beauty of the abstracted form and enjoys deconstructing shapes to create beautiful, balanced and emotive compositions. Aside from her fine art pursuits, Kels is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer.