DENFAIR Melbourne 2018
At the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
14 June 11am – 9pm
15 June 11am – 7pm
16 June 10am – 5pm
Fox Galleries will present two booths at DENFAIR Melbourne 2018
FOX GALLERIES – MODERN
Victor Rubin is an artist who has challenged Western traditions of representation for over four decades with metaphysical work on the self and the environment. His ever-evolving approach is the result of a life dedicated to aesthetic inquiry, with reference to Picasso, Grosz, Boyd, Ernst, Van Gogh, Bacon and others. As Rubin put it, “The history of art is in my work.” Rubin won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1996 and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize and the Blake Prize. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the 6th Biennial of Sydney and is held in the collections of the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery and more.
FOX GALLERIES – CONTEMPORARY
Mark Dustin is a Melbourne based artist from New Zealand who questions the value and veracity of images in media saturated environments. He explores appropriated materials from art history, printmaking, and design. Using iPhones to photograph, design processes to manipulate, and outsourced commercial print production methods, he creates work that investigates the methodology of digital printmaking in an attempt to re-encode ambiguity and challenge authenticity. Pushing printing technologies beyond their protocols, Dustin merges digital and analogue, creating one of a kind works out of infinitely reproducible source material. Dustin is the Head of the Drawing & Printmaking Department at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland.
Barry Tate is a Warrnambool, Victoria based artist and master ceramicist whose practice spans over three decades. His work contemplates systems of belief, the propaganda art of the church, tragedy and the apocalypse. Ranging from clay, glitter, gold, fibre optics, spray paint, lights and electric motors, no material has been out of bounds in Tate’s playful investigation of fear and faith. Tate holds a Diploma of Fine Art from Deakin University, a Post Graduate Fellowship, Fine Art – Ceramics and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne. He has been a finalist for the Blake Prize, and in 2018 has been a finalist in the Hillview Sculpture Biennial and the Western Sydney University Sculpture Award & Exhibition.
Khi-Lee Thorpe is a Melbourne based artist working primarily in abstract painting and collage. She is a descendant of the Worimi people of the Mid North Coast of NSW. Growing up in the coastal areas of her family and ancestors, as well as in urban areas, directly influences her work. Thorpe works in a small outdoor studio, reflecting on her environment and capturing unexpected moments the city offers her – the space between the noise, the beauty amidst the chaos. Spontaneous marks evolve into a thoughtful, at times explosive, synchronisation of standout colours and speculative tones, in layers of paint and collage on wood. Thorpe holds a Masters of Contemporary Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University and a Masters of Media and Communication from Swinburne University of Technology.
Merryn Trevethan is a Singapore based Australian artist best known for her abstracted cityscapes depicted using saturated colours and bold lines. She exploits the interaction of colour to create spatial ambiguity, reflecting the experience of living in increasingly globalised cities, constantly in a state of flux and dominated by the digital. Her work maps the invisible networks that connect us, reminding us of the impact of technologies on our perception. Trevethan works across a range of mediums from large wall works, public art, and spatial interventions, to painting, drawing, small sculpture and artists books. She holds a Masters of Fine Art from Monash University. In 2015 and 2016 she was commissioned to create murals for the Singapore offices of Facebook