July 04

GINGER BEER

Jacqui and Emma Beer

Jacqui and Emma Beer

It looks like the  days of Emma Beer’s gloomy abstract paintings are  past tense. Her latest works, and there are lots, still have the Beer signature but this series seems almost gay. Even in her darker moments – always good to see – there is a lighter touch evident with lots of colour, movement and a sense of fun. The transparent brush strokes that often overlay her works just became a lot more transparent and in titles like pink pearls and candy crush blows a breeze of change.  Emma sure knows how to pull a crowd who are clearly finding these new works extremely desirable if the red dots are anything to go buy (sic). And she will need a lot of sales to pay for all the wine that the punters guzzled during a packed opening.  And there is a bonus – you can drool and covet Emma’s virtual work at The Jas Hugonnet Gallery  (where you will see many examples of quality local work). But a wee trip to ANU Art School is also we’ll worthwhile because as the title Lashings of Ginger Beer suggests you just can’t get enough Emma. Exhibition continues at ANU Art School Photospace until 14 July.

Lia and Leah

Lia and Leah

Alice and Clare

Alice and Clare

Chris and Dickie

Chris and Dickie

Meg and Dean

Meg and Dean

... and Stephanie

Kirsten and Stephanie