Jaye Early: All of a sudden I felt very powerful and strong, then suddenly, I didn’t. - Art Collector

Jaye Early, All of a sudden I felt very powerful, 2016, Synthetic polymer paint and mixed media on linen, 122 x 122 cm Courtesy: The artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present Jaye Early's second solo exhibition with Alcaston Gallery. Incorporating vivid paintings, and evidence of process (photography, impromptu notes on feelings and thoughts, mixed media, wall painting, and other visual devices), it represents an exciting development for the artist.

In this new body of work Jaye examines themes of private experiences in public spaces and the role confessional art plays in shaping self-subjectivity. The exhibition addresses issues of the public identity and aesthetics of the private self within the context of social media and reality television.

Jaye Early won the University of Melbourne Murrup Barak Award in the 2015 Koorie Art Show, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne. In 2016 his work was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Also in 2016 he was a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne's new and highly competitive contemporary art award.

To be opened by Dr Mark Shorter, Lecturer in Sculpture and Spatial Practice, Victoria College of the Arts.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 27 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 19 November 2016
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444
Email: art@alcastongallery.com.au

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