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Thoughts on humans and other animals

Thoughts on humans and other animals

| On 20, Aug 2013

If you’re a fan of art with a quality classic feel, Thoughts on humans and other animals is an event worth jotting in your diary.

Brisbane artist Duncan Mattocks will display his primate paintings at Blake House Gallery. Image: Duncan Mattocks.

The exhibition is about showcasing the work of two of Brisbane’s finest emerging artists: Ray Coffey (the humans) and Duncan Mattocks (the animals).

Though their work is stylistically varied, according to Brisbane Fringe the two artists have lived comparable lives up until this point.

Now they have teamed up to connect their works: each piece created by either artist will, for the show, be of the exact same measurements as the other’s work.

There will be one focal artwork, set to be double the size of the other works and combining four images from each artist.

Before we get too into the mathematics of it all, understand that art as fine and detailed as Coffey’s and Mattock’s is not particularly common anymore (blame Warhol for that), so its modern presence is something we should treasure.

The exhibition is all part of a larger event – Brisbane Fringe Festival.

If my words aren’t wholly convincing, check out a snippet of the talented duo’s artwork at the link listed below.


What Thoughts on humans and other animals

When August 3 – September 14

Where Blake House Gallery, 35 Adelaide St, Brisbane

Cost Free!

Website Brisbane Fringe Festival Show Guide