Harrington Street Gallery
Australian artist, Gav Barbey is exhibiting a new series of “Iceworks” with Sydney’s Wentworth Galleries in the GPO at 1 Martin Place as part of Art Month, from March 14, 2019.
Barbey’s “Ice works” explore the tension between nature and our desire to have control over it. In these unqiue works, pure pigment is strategically frozen into large blocks of ice and manipulated as it melts and merges with the canvas over hours, days or weeks.
“From topographical landscapes to semi organic figurative expressions, the Iceworks are a constant discovery in transformation.” muses Barbey.
They are a departure from his acclaimed figurative works and evolved from his performative and video series first exhibited in New York in the early 2000s.
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