Alex Asch: Under construction - Art Collector

  Alex Asch, Gregor in Cape Breton, recycled painted timber, cast iron, printed paper, glass, galvanised iron & plywood, 119 x 61 x 20cm. Courtesy: the artist and Beaver Galleries, ACT

Drawn to materials that are weathered and worn, Canberra based artist Alex Asch continues to construct his unique sculptures using found and recycled materials.

These discarded materials reveal remnants of a past life and are often altered or marked by tools and fittings as well as the weather. The houses of Alex’s childhood in America continue to play a central role in this work and in this new series they become more shrine like with increased totemic elements.

In 2008, Alex was awarded the Rosalie Gascoigne Award by the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO). Alex's work has recently been collected by the National Gallery of Australia and is also included in the collections of Artbank, ACT Legislative Assembly and Canberra Museum and Gallery as well as corporate collections in Australia, USA, UK and Netherlands.
Biophilia: the instinctive bond between human and living systems and the observation and enjoyment of and from that.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Thursday 28 May 2015
Exhibition closes: 16 June 2015
Location: Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin ACT 2600
Contact: 02 6282 5294

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