Damien Baumgartner: Duende - Art Collector

Damien Baumgartner, Food for the Masses, oil on canvas, 97 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist and Brave Art Gallery, Longford

El Duende is the spirit of evocation. It comes from inside as a physical and emotional response to art. It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic work that is particularly expressive and particularly dark.

Duende, Baumgartner visually explores Northern Tasmania’s roads and highways, with its notoriously high fauna body count. In these works, the road kill are monumentalised, and beautified, by using ground level viewpoints. Baumgartner seeks to bring to prominence that which could be missed or only glimpsed through the blur of speed.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Saturday 5 April 2014
Exhibition closes: 27 April 2014
Location: BRAVE Art Gallery, GALLERY A, 61 Wellington Street, Longford TAS 7301
Contact: 03 6397 0000
Email: events@braveartgallery.com.au

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