rhys lee has a new show coming up at karen woodbury gallery, melbourne. its called SCARECROW and should be freaking amazing. got a bit of a sneak peak courtesy of uncle rice’s iphone. pics to follow.
opens on the 8th of june
via karen woodbury gallery…
“With this new body of work Lee is looking at how we take inspiration from others very literally, as he actively collaborates with a range of artists that include: Rob McHaffie, Pia Murphy, Heidi Yardley, Daniel Price, Mat Hinkley & Ben Yardley. The exhibition will include a number of medium size oil on linen paintings that draw on his experiences in The Philippines, depicting human and animal forms. In these paintings we see a continuation of a dark palette of purples and blues contrasted with pink and green pastels. There is a bohemian sense of the macabre found in the paint, clay and works on paper. An army of miniature ceramic skeletons are interspersed with sinister figures, unidentified creatures and a disembodied ceramic head with demonic ears.”