Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: The Beautiful as Force - Art Collector

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Viriya, 2013. Acrylic on perforated canvas, 180 x 150cm. Courtesy: the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

The motifs in Savanhdary Vongpoothorn’s new body of work are derived from a figure of beauty in nature - the Australian scribbly gum. Vongpoothorn has long been enchanted by the cryptic scribblings found on these trees and speaks of the desire to somehow decipher them. Vongpoothorn’s exhibition also celebrates the recent publication of In Country, an art and poetry book produced in collaboration with Canberra poet Leon Trainor. The book contains poems by Trainor that celebrate places in Australia and Asia, matched with examples of Vongpoothorn’s paintings. The Beautiful as Force will be opened by art critic and writer John McDonald.

Opening: 6pm Thursday 7 March 2013
Exhibition closes: 31 March 2013
Location: Martin Browne Contemporary, 15 Hampden Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7997

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