Nathaniel Kiwi: Springtime Adventure - Art Collector

Nathaniel Kiwi, Springtime Adventure. Oil on linen, 140 x 104cm. Courtesy: the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Nathaniel Kiwi uses contemporary and vintage resource material to create a unique world that is at once modern and nostalgic. His recent works explore themes of fertility, metamorphosis and transformation through collaged landscapes inhabited by animal masks and floral motifs. Inflatable palm trees sprout through jungles inspired by vintage botanical illustrations as plastic animal masks journey through lands based on exotic 18th century scenic wallpapers. In contrast, his formal compositions are contemporary studies of masks as symbolic objects, albeit endowed with the importance of mounted trophy heads. Kiwi creates a sense of occasion within these works but frees us to define (or not define) the context - inviting the viewer to choose their own adventure.

Opening: 2pm Saturday 27 October 2012
Exhibition closes: 10 November 2012
Location: Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9654 3332

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