Opening night with the artists: Thursday 26th November
The show will be open from November 25th through to December 8th, 2009
There will also be special print releases available at the opening night
The Front Gallery
Wattle Street Lyneham
Gallery Hours 9am – 7pm
Why not? Using this theme as a common thread to their work, artists and friends George Craig and Karin Maier, have created a series of work celebrating their love of the wolf and the stories behind this creature, both of fable and fact.
The exhibition will feature the beautiful illustrations of George Craig, who uses ink and watercolours to create images reminiscent of childhood memories.
Karin Maier’s work is a combination of mixed media pieces, which reference words, music and map like images.
“Much of my previous work has been based on words and stories as well as quite literal definitions and emotions. Working on this exhibition was a refreshing change; it was fun to work on subject matter that I didn’t have such an attachment to. It was also great working with George, who has fantastic ideas, and a really fresh perspective about the art world.”
“We spent months sharing ideas and images via email which resulted in us drawing inspiration from everything from 18th Century historical stories to 80’s pop music.”
On his first exhibition Craig said “This is a great opportunity for me to show my work to a different audience. Working with another artist has influenced my work, and I think I could say the same for Karin. Although Karin and I still maintain our own style, we have certainly shared ideas which has in a way influenced our work, and this exhibition is the end result.”
This is the first exhibition for George Craig, who has collaborated with notable underground artists Taffy Bubblegum and the Boy named Laser, and whose illustrations have made their way onto the world wide web.
Karin Maier has exhibited extensively in her home town of Sydney during the last 10 years. She held her first solo exhibition in Canberra last year at the Front Gallery.