Robert O'Connor: Steals - Art Collector

  Robert O'Connor, Death in Venice, 2015. Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 61cm. Courtesy: the artist and Bett Gallery.

“Steals is an exhibition of new paintings about painting. This time I have stolen ideas on painted images from Gustavo Fares [author “painting and the expanded realm”] and ideas of masculinity from Kieran Sullivan. The “theme” here, if that is the kind of thing you look for, is “masculinity”, or more specifically, a component of masculinity that is gentle, vulnerable, melancholic, and slightly ashamed of it’s own being and benefaction. A coy glance and soft white skin are seemingly uncharacteristic when manifested by men.” – Robert O’Connor

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Friday 5 June 2015
Exhibition closes: 26 June 2015
Location: Bett Gallery, 369 Elizabeth Street North Hobart TAS 7000
Contact: 03 6231 6511
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