Lee Salomone: Bronze Age; contemporary works in bronze - Art Collector

Lee Salomone. A Moment of Clarity, from the series works from the (found)ry, 2014-15, bronze, patina, 7x33x9cm. Photograph by Grant Hancock.
Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Lee Salomone is an Adelaide based artist who graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1991. He works across a range of media – including installation, photography, sculpture and works on paper. His art practice addresses both the contemporary world around him and his cultural heritage, with Italian peasant traditions having provided a life-long source of inspiration for his practice.

Bronze Age is autobiographical, with many of the ideas & themes precipitating from the artist's life including his passion for gardening, Italian peasant rituals & traditions. The ways in which nature and culture affect and influence one another are a constant in Salomone’s practice.

Over the past six years there has been a shift in Salomone's sculptural practice, brought about by his commencing part-time work at a bronze foundry. Bronze Age is an accumulation of observations and experiences that have been shaped into bronze artefacts. This will be the artist's first fully bronze solo exhibition within Australia, and the inclusions of process-based skills associated with foundry work compliments the artists twenty-five year practice, broadening his artistic investigations into form and beauty.

Exhibition opens: 4-6pm Saturday 19 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 3 December 2016
Location: Gallerysmith, 170 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Contact: 03 9329 1860
Email: gsprojectspace@gmail.com
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