LARS BREUER | TO THE HAPPY FEW

MARS Gallery | 20-Feb-2019
Breuer's work borrows motifs from key literature, philosophy and art movements of the 20th Century, including decorative art, futurism, minimalism and pop art. His body of work ranges from abstract and figurative paintings to text based installations. Often working with a self-designed grid-like typography, Breuer encourages the viewer to shift between viewing his work as an abstract pattern, or searching for the meaning behind his chosen text and symbols. Breuer's exhibition coincides with the unveiling of a public art installation by the artist across MARS Gallery's ten metre high, east facing external wall, proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.
Venue: MARS Gallery
Address: 7 James Street
Date: 21-Mar-19
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Ticket: Free
Web: www.marsgallery.com.au
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Call: 61395217517
LARS BREUER - TO THE HAPPY FEW
Lars Breuer, 'To the Happy Few', 2015, 24 karat gold on chiselled brass, wooden frame, 70 x 55 cm, Courtesy of the artist and MARS Gallery.
The City of Stonnington proudly supports renowned German text-based artist Lars Breuer's first solo exhibition at MARS Gallery.

The exhibition opens Thursday 21 March 6-8 pm and includes the unveiling of a public installation across MARS Gallery's ten metre high, east facing external wall.

'MARS is committed to the City of Stonnington's ongoing efforts to strengthen community through culture,' says MARS Director Andy Dinan. 'We aim to realise innovative projects extending beyond the commercial gallery model through delivering public artwork and cementing relationships with established international and emerging local artists within the community'.

Similar works in the public space have been executed by Breuer in Essen, Germany; Oak Park, Illinois, USA; Istanbul, Turkey and in several museums and galleries is Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey.

To the Happy Few is Breuer's first solo exhibition in Australia and the second exhibition he has been apart of in the city of Stonnington; Breuer participated in Infinite Loop in 2016 at Justin Art House Museum.

'My work is based on a conceptual references to art history and literature,' says Breuer. 'I work with a self-designed grid-like italic typography, the composition of which shifts dynamically between the semantics of the words and the quality of the abstract pattern'.

MARS gallery will also invite local, emerging text-based artist Kenny Pittock to exhibit a solo show in the upstairs gallery during Breuer's exhibition. Pittock's exhibition will open Thursday 21 March from 6-8 pm.

Breuer will also host a public workshop and artist talk fro emerging artists and members of the public during his stay in Melbourne.

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