Smyrnios BT Contemporary - A NEW GALLERY IN BALACLAVA

Smyrnios BT Contemporary | 28-Jan-2016
Inaugural Opening of New Gallery + Yvonne Boag Exhibition. Smyrnios BT Contemporary is an exciting new venture for Tina Smyrnios and co-directors Nick Thodos and Gene Bensimon. Over 2800 square feet of a beautifully renovated site will house a multi-gallery exhibition area and a project space. Nine years after closing the innovative Smyrnios Gallery, the first purpose built commercial gallery in Victoria, Tina Smyrnios is once again involved in a new gallery venture that delivers an exciting exhibition schedule of interstate and Melbourne-based artists, working across conceptual and object-based practice.
Venue: Smyrnios BT Contemporary
Address: 17 William Street, Balaclava VIC 3183
Time: Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 11am to 6pm
Call: 03 9527 5150
The gallery is committed to supporting contemporary Australian artists, exhibiting work by emerging, mid-career and established artists, while also working with curators, collectors and art advisors to help facilitate the placement of art in private, corporate and public institutions, and in the near future, will be participating in tailored exhibitions at numerous art fairs. New exhibitions will be mounted every four weeks, as well as a stockroom featuring works from a loyal stable of artists.

Inaugural Exhibition: Yvonne Boag - Spatial Relations

20 February - 19 March

The work of Yvonne Boag is disarmingly simple. Rhythms and undulations flow across the surface of her paintings and prints as easily as conversation. Her instinctive and practiced hand creates tension between form and colour, place and character, in order to visualise her understanding of the word around her. Having lived and travelled from Paris, to the remote Aboriginal community in Lockhart River in far North Queensland, Boag's response to her surroundings have always influenced her work.
Currently, it is South Korea that has taken her inspiration. In particular, the distinctiveness of difference in experience, how strangely familiar and yet familiarly strange the city of Seoul could be. The colours express her emotions and her response not only to the landscape and the city, but also to the visual features of language and experience. Spatial Relations is an expansive exhibition where such distinctive examples of Boag's work will showcase the artist's unique response to the world around her.

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