Bron Ives / Brett Mallon
Dec Thu,2 2021 10:00 am–Dec Mon,20 2021 4:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Dec 2 – Dec 20, 2021
Official opening: Sun Dec 5, 2021 from 2pm – 4pm
Ives’ earth tinted prints explore this relationship from the perspective of the creatures who inhabit it. Snakes and bats, snails and echidnas are printed in bold blacks and ochres over almost dust-like backdrops – reminiscent of the earth that we walk on and that these creatures call their habitat. Ives strikes a balance between the delicate and the epic in a way that is characteristic of nature itself.
Brett Mallon’s paintings and prints hero the landscape. In both his more traditional compositions, and his less representational and more abstract works, Mallon invites us into an experience. Smears, strokes and scratches of paint move across Mallon’s compositions in a way that emulates walking through the landscape – under branches, over twigs, through brush and scrub.
In this visual ode to the ever-changing world that we live in, Ives and Mallon come together to create a space of stillness and surprise where nature can be explored and savored.
BRON IVES is a former overseas aid worker and printmaker interested in community and the natural world – particularly the protection of wildlife and their habitat. Her most recent work centres around Painkalac Creek, a short estuary in Aireys Inlet where the artist currently resides. The work explores some of the common and not so common animals whose lives interweave with the creek and its fringes. Ives was awarded second prize at this year’s Peeble Print Prize for her work, Swamp Antechinus, Painkalac Creek.
BRETT MALLON is an Australian artist currently residing in the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Sewpemec and Sylix territories of interior British Columbia, Canada. Mallon’s interest lies in documenting and recording his relationship to place. Currently, this is taking the form of paintings and prints that explore Mallon’s adopted home of Salmon Arm, British Columbia.