Beyond the Opening is a public record of recent outstanding Australian and European exhibitions we attend. This record is an effort to share the experience of the art work, the exhibition, and the space it inhabits. Enjoy!
Shrouded in minimalism the simplistic presentation of this work belies a sophisticated and deeply considered observation of the world we live in today. Luke explores our relationship to screens, observes the changing television unit in our home and reflects on our design aspirations at the expense of authentic materiality (for example ‘wood patterned plastic veneers’, instead of ‘wood’). And that’s just the beginning. Layer on layer of meaning, Luke challenges the form of painting by blending sculpture with painting composition, he considers the gallery environment and plays with scale. Luke’s insight into the world we live in today, his workmanship and humour are imperative viewing. … Situa