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‘Polarity’ – Christopher Hancock

Christopher Hancock is best known for his dark and twisted figurative works that explore the surreal complexities of the human condition. Born in Perth, the now Melbourne-based artist hails from a background in Australia’s graffiti and street art scene. The raw aesthetics of these urban movements can still be seen in his studio works, although it is the influence of fine artists such Francis Bacon that is most prominent. Within Christopher Hancock’s works themes of family, love, sexuality, anxiety, depression and mental health can be derived among many others.

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‘Undercurrent’ – curated by Heesco

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Undercurrent is a group exhibition that highlights artists whose paintings challenge existing paradigms in today’s urban art scene. It’s a celebration of the highly considered and evolved studio practices.

The artists in this show all find themselves often referred to as street artists. However, from observation and conversations with some of his peers, Heesco found there was a stirring within the scene; as a certain unique style of painting was emerging, borne out of a unique mix of wildly diverse influences. The idea was born to exhibit these heavily considered, conceptual and refined studio works in their own light, detached from any street derived labels. Focusing on the processes,influences and conceptual narratives that form each artist’s practice, Undercurrent aims to bring focus on this new school of painting, and create its own platform for discussions.

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‘Made in Melbourne’ – Auguste Clown Gallery

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Melbourne is a city that is constantly celebrating art, from the streets to the big galleries – at the core of their culture is a passionate love of art and all things creative and quirky. Some of them are born and raised there, many go for visit and never leave, others travel from far and wide to be able to call Melbourne home. This patchwork of experience weaves together a magnificent spectrum of diversity, giving the city a truly unique creative perspective.

On show at Auguste Clown Gallery this February, “Made In Melbourne” showcases outstanding work from the city’s best and brightest. Featuring artwork by both established and upcoming artists across various artistic mediums, the exhibition is a brilliant collection of paintings, drawings and handmade sculptures.

Opening on Friday 19th February from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at Auguste Clown Gallery; 52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. The exhibition is on view until 6th March.

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Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips

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In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the
past 30 years have been invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display.

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