Stu James: The Narrow Escape - Art Collector

Stu James, ‘Low tide’, 2018. Oil paint, copper and aluminium on plywood, 56 x 86 x 11.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne.
  In his highly engaging and distinctive visual style, Stu James depicts life on and around the shorelines of Victorian beaches with evocative charm. James’ affinity with the natural world and his awareness of our relationship to it is poignantly portrayed in his intricately detailed sculptures.

Expansive ocean horizons, boats and buoys, seagulls, fish, sea sponges and grevillea spring to life through deftly hand beaten copper and meticulously rendered oil paint. The title ‘The Narrow Escape’ is a reference to the beach as the thin line that divides worlds of order and chaos; the perfect place to unwind and renew. The beach may be seen as the axis between our immersion in the world and our negotiation of environmental concerns.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Tuesday 25 September 2018
Exhibition closes: 14 October 2018
Location: Australian Galleries, 35 Derby St, Collingwood, VIC
Phone: + 61 3 9417 4303


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