August 31

REUBEN AND RY AT NELLIE CASTAN

Jo and Reuben

Jo and Reuben

CCAS Director David Broker caused a sensation on Melbourne Tram no 8 by declaring  that he had not been to South Yarra since 1979.  Jo Ann Chapman begged to differ, proffering  vague memories of an opening, a prize, a fat lady and two pugs but these memories could not be substantiated with any degree of confidence. There’s been no reason to go there … until last Thursday nIght that is ….. for shows by Reuben Paterson and Ry David Bradley at Nellie Castan Gallery. The entire social pages team was out again and that has come to mean trouble and very late nights – but back to the art. The glitter is not spared for Reuben’s Earth, Wind and Fire mostly large scale sculptural works and paintings that evoke Renaissance master works with a disco twist. Ry’s delicate digital works,,  reflect the chance encounters that might and do happen when disparate images sourced from the internet come together in cyberspace. Ry’s works are finished with UV cured ink & enamel on aluminium …. some very interesting surfaces and finishes  in both exhibitions ! Two classy shows with more than a hint of thoroughly modern spectacle and well worth a trip to South Yarra. 29 AUG – 21 SEP photos by both Nat & Dave !

Daniel Lehver, Ry David Bradley, John Pastoriza-Pinol

Daniel Lehver, Ry David Bradley, John Pastoriza-Pinol

Jack and Ned

Jack and Ned

Joe and David

Joe and David

Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas

Darren and Tara

Darren  (Jo) and Tara

art lover 1

art lover 1

Sam and Corey

Sam and Corey

Joe

Ned & Joe

Ken Bottoms and Barbara Krstanovic

Ken Bottoms and Barbara Krstanovic

Jo and David and Kirsten Rann

Jo,David (the Bear) and David and Kirsten Rann

Judith Ryan

Judith

art lover 2

art lover 2

David (the bear) Erin and Aimee

David (the bear) Erin and Aimee