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Bettina Willner's ceramics "Twisted", and "Tangled" are dreams of the earth and Atlantis, perfectly realised in these ma...
22/04/2022

Bettina Willner's ceramics "Twisted", and "Tangled" are dreams of the earth and Atlantis, perfectly realised in these material evocations. When the viewer approaches these sculptures, they can see feel a presence of the lost city. She has produced in her kiln, and in her imagination, these objects of nostalgia, rising vertically from the seas to join the Earth's sky. Jewel like life forms rest where the waves have lulled them, evoking a sublime serenity. Sedimentary colours and textures are invoked in the vertigo towers, while at the same igneous iridescent glazes accumulate in the fresh ceramics giving space and form to irresistible tangibility.

‘Twisted’ and ‘Tangled’ by Bettina Willner;
Ceramics and glass, measurements vary, $2500 ea

‘Neo-Serpentine’, an exhibition of recent ceramics by Bettina Willner, will be on view at Metro Gallery until Saturday, 23 April 2022.

#lastdays #closingsoon #bettinawillner #ceramics #sculpture #glass #art #gallery #metrogallery #melbourne

In our social media era we have almost exhausted our love affair with the photograph. The ‘selfie‘ intrigues us, who’s u...
22/04/2022

In our social media era we have almost exhausted our love affair with the photograph. The ‘selfie‘ intrigues us, who’s up who saturates our lives, and we are mesmerised by countless Youtubes of confrontations with life. In the midst of this world of online obsession, Fabrizio Biviano’s concern is the artist’s hand in the chaos of everyday imagery and sound that we submerge ourselves in through the virtual world. Biviano’s series of hand-tinted silver gelatin prints are unique one-off editions that give an intimate optical stimulation of symbols, flickering in mortal inevitability. The hand painted photographs are created without a camera. The rudimentary camera obscura optical device he uses is a simple makeshift room where total darkness is created in order to allow a concentrated pinhole of light to penetrate, thus producing these images reminiscent of seventeenth-century painting.

Selected works from ‘Untitled’ series, by Fabrizio Biviano,
2022, hand-tinted silver gelatin prints, unique edition, 54.5 x 44.5 cm (framed), $2200 ea.
‘Post-Influence’, an exhibition of recent paintings and photography-based works by Fabrizio Biviano, will be on view until Saturday, 22 April 2022.

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Bettina Willner’s works of art ‘Brutalist Rock #1’ and ‘Brutalist Rock #2’ consider the connection between material, for...
14/04/2022

Bettina Willner’s works of art ‘Brutalist Rock #1’ and ‘Brutalist Rock #2’ consider the connection between material, form, nature, architecture and memory. These sculptural pieces are hewn from frothing volcanic material into severe geometric structures. This combination produces objects that connect the viewer to memories of the polarising post war brutalist architecture and further recedes the memory into ancient cities. In turn, the ornamental scale of her work concentrates the energy of these vast architectural monuments into diminutive and intimate abstractions.

Brutalist Rock #1
(2021, glazed ceramic, 46.5 x 25.5 x 23.5 cm, $2500)

Brutalist Rock II
(202, glazed ceramic, 30 x 20 x 15 cm, $1300)

Bettina Willner’s exhibition, ‘Neo-Serpentine’, is on view at Metro Gallery until Sat, 23 April. DM us for all details or view the exhibition online (link in bio).

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The goal of Fabrizio Biviano’s painting A formula that would work wonders for you, is to offer the viewer a new way to t...
13/04/2022

The goal of Fabrizio Biviano’s painting A formula that would work wonders for you, is to offer the viewer a new way to think and talk about the genre of still life. The focus of still life on the vanity of human experience and the mutability of life are magnified in this painting with everyday objects. Biviano has a preoccupation with the familiarity of twentieth-century marketing visuals that are instantly recognisable. A box of Nodoz sits atop a heavy metal CD and a Penguin philosophy publication with the identifiable blue spine. Biviano invites a contemporary iconographic discourse around the centrepiece of the still life by including a recycled vase of spindly flowers hanging on for dear life. The painterly treatment and candy coloured background diverts the viewer’s attention from the still life's visualisation the rapacious human condition.
‘A formula that would work wonders for you, by Fabrizio Biviano
(2022, oil on canvas, 122 x 96 cm, $7950)

Fabrizio Biviano’s exhibition, ‘Post-Influence’, continued until Saturday, 23 April 2022. For further details, DM us or view the exhibition at our website (link in bio).

#fabriziobiviano #painting #stilllife #flowers #vase #metrogallery #melbourne

Our new exhibitions of paintings and photography by Fabrizio Biviano and of ceramic sculpture by Bettina Willner, as wel...
30/03/2022

Our new exhibitions of paintings and photography by Fabrizio Biviano and of ceramic sculpture by Bettina Willner, as well as a display of works from the gallery's stockroom, are now open.

Join us for drinks to celebrate the new exhibitions this evening, 6-8 pm.

For further details, DM us or visit http://www.metrogallery.com.au/
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#lastday #closingsoonAndrew Bonneau’s painting Still Life with Blue Ceramics, Brass Pots, and Shells diverts our attenti...
26/03/2022

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Andrew Bonneau’s painting Still Life with Blue Ceramics, Brass Pots, and Shells diverts our attention from the objects to the deeper meaning of the composition. In India, peacocks are regarded as a symbol of purity and are a constant accessory of Lord Krishna. It is also said that a peacock feather has all the seven colours of Nature. Peacock hues are refracted through exotic ceramics, whilst brass pots glint and shine like jewels in a scattering of seashells. Still Life with Blue Ceramics, Brass Pots, and Shells symbolises worldiness in a spiritual realm.

From the artist’s solo exhibition, ‘Pattern & Form’, on view at our gallery until 5pm today. Drop in or view the exhibition online at http://www.metrogallery.com.au/2022-andrew-bonneau-exhibition

Still Life with Blue Ceramics, Brass Pots, and Shells
(2021, oil on canvas, 61 x 86 cm, $10,500)

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Fabrizio Biviano’s exhibition ‘Post-Influence’ opens on Wednesday, 30 March. We invite you to join us for drinks with th...
19/03/2022

Fabrizio Biviano’s exhibition ‘Post-Influence’ opens on Wednesday, 30 March. We invite you to join us for drinks with the artist on Wed, 30 March, 6-8pm.

‘Post-Influence’ continues Fabrizio’s fascination with the genre of still-life. Drawing inspiration from the Old Masters, Fabrizio uses everyday objects to produce engaging works which examine the artist and his milieu in the context of contemporary issues of time and place. The works are notable for the judiciously saturated colour palette, richly textured surfaces, and the deliberate evidence of mark-making.

‘If you don’t do this, you’re headed for trouble’, by Fabrizio Biviano,
(2021, oil on canvas, 122 x 96 cm, $7950)

DM us or contact us at [email protected] to receive a PDF preview of the exhibition.

#fabriziobiviano #metrogallery #stilllife #painting #melbourne #exhibition #opening #launch

Bettina Willner’s exhibition ‘Neo-Serpentine’ opens on Wednesday, 30 March. We invite you to join us for drinks with the...
19/03/2022

Bettina Willner’s exhibition ‘Neo-Serpentine’ opens on Wednesday, 30 March. We invite you to join us for drinks with the artist on Wed, 30 March, 6-8pm.

Bettina’s practice considers the connection between material, form, nature, architecture, and memory within contemporary ceramics. Characteristics of her sculptural pieces include organic and geometric structures, textural and glistening glazes, and gestural hand-building techniques. These, in combination, produce objects that sit between sculpture, painting, and drawing.

‘Twilight’ and ‘Serpentine’, by Bettina Willner
(2021, glazed ceramic, $2100 ea)

DM us or contact us at [email protected] to receive a PDF preview of the exhibition.

#bettinawillner #metrogallery #ceramics #sculpture #melbourne #exhibition #opening #launch

Standing in front of ‘A Vision’ by Andrew Bonneau, one involuntary suspends breath. The simplicity of the composition, c...
18/03/2022

Standing in front of ‘A Vision’ by Andrew Bonneau, one involuntary suspends breath. The simplicity of the composition, consisting of an architectural fragment, a rosebud, a vase, a shell, and an ink pot with pen and paper, belies the complexity the overall patterning which permeates every square millimetre of the picture. The seemingly limited palette of pinks and beiges, accented with muted greens, adds to the sensation of delicacy and fragility of the encounter. The resulting ‘vision’ is an object of quiet beauty and meditative contemplation.

Experience ‘A Vision’ by Andrew Bonneau in the artist’s solo exhibition, ‘Pattern & Form’, on view at our gallery until Saturday, 26 March.

For further information, DM us or visit http://www.metrogallery.com.au/2022-andrew-bonneau-exhibition

#andrewbonneau #vision #exhibition #rose #rosebud #shell #pen #ink #paper #architecture #pattern #alhambra #infinity #beauty

‘Cool Air’, by Carlos Barrios(2018, mixed media on paper, 56 x 76 cm, $3500)The art of Carlos Barrios enthuses us with a...
09/03/2022

‘Cool Air’, by Carlos Barrios
(2018, mixed media on paper, 56 x 76 cm, $3500)

The art of Carlos Barrios enthuses us with a gorgeous manifestation of movement, abstraction, line and colour. His work on paper, ‘Cool Air’, is a rich reserve of ancient heritage and material abstractions, immortalising Mayan schematic representation of man as an addition to the complex host of goddesses that cross into the mysterious metaphysical world. Appearance and proportions become distorted, humbling the human figure to the role of symbolism, culminating in a spiritual energy of highly divergent pattern that links his work to the abstract language of Picasso and Mirka Mora.

A selection of works on paper by Carlos Barrios are on display at Metro Gallery until Sat, 26 March. For further details, DM us or visit http://www.metrogallery.com.au/

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Andrew Bonneau’s ‘Still Life with Saraswati’ is a fitting image to mark the 8th of March and celebrate the International...
09/03/2022

Andrew Bonneau’s ‘Still Life with Saraswati’ is a fitting image to mark the 8th of March and celebrate the International Women’s Day. This elegant composition, notable for the subtle palette of delicate pastels, focuses on Saraswati, the Hindu protectress of art, music, language, and wisdom. With the swan, a symbol of transcendence and spiritual purity, at her feet, she smiles benignly while strumming sacred melodies on veena, a symbol of universal harmony.

Andrew Bonneau’s exhibition, ‘Pattern & Form’, is on view at Metro Gallery until Sat, 26 March. For further details, DM us or visit http://www.metrogallery.com.au/2022-andrew-bonneau-exhibition

#andrewbonneau #sarasvati #india #goddess #music #arts #painting #sculpture #swan #shell #veena #wisdom #harmony #iwd #8march #internationalwomensday

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Loving this piece that has been on display at Metro Gallery. The 'Ghirraween' is by Italian-born artist Bruno Leti, featuring elegant abstractions with restrained use of colour and balanced compositional aspect. 1214 High Street Armadale
The Access Art Walk group did some more gallery hopping recently and visited Metro Gallery where we saw the intriguing paintings of David Milne and Saxon Quinn. The works were superb and we all spent a good amount of time looking closely at the artworks. Thank you so much to Aislinn and Eugene for warmly welcoming us to the gallery and showing us some of the stock artwork as well. After visiting the Metro Gallery, we were warmly welcomed to The Firestation Print Studio where they had the “Moody Blue” exhibition on, with contributions from a variety of artists from Thumb Print Workshop Inc., Firestation Print Studio, and Bathurst St. Printmakers. Ari was quite curious about the history of the building and drew our attention to the plaque outside. Thank you Liz and Elijah for welcoming us to this fabulous space and telling us about how the gallery and studio runs, and about the history of this old fire station. What a great day gallery hopping! if YOU have suggestions of where we should go next, leave a comment below! @fpsfirestationprintstudio @metro_gallery
My little mess maker!! Tora almost showing you a new work for my show #huetohold Metro Gallery and her funky little haircut. Opening night 🍾🥂 Wed 5th May 🙌🏼 would love to meet all of my Melbourne friends, please pop in, grab me and say hi 😘
Immediately after Christmas comes amazing Boxing Day specials! And Metro Gallery are offering up to 40% off selected pieces until Sat, 9 Jan 2021! Featuring artists such as JKB Fletcher & Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (pictured), make the most of this incredible offer. 1214 High St, Armadale http://www.metrogallery.com.au/
Don't let being stuck at home stop you from getting your art fix! Metro Gallery is now offering digital versions of their show’s catalogue for ‘Memories Take Flight’ by Aidan Wiechard - simply contact the gallery directly to be emailed your own copy.
Graham Gilbert's 'Kangaroo' is on display at our Dhumbadha Munga: Talking Knowledge exhibition at Metro Gallery for just a few more days! Visit before this Saturday @ 5pm to take in these inspiring works. "The kangaroo is on a journey to find water and a better feeding ground, unaware that he is the main food source for the local Aboriginal people. The hand prints show that Aboriginal people, through their paintings and rock art, have left their mark on Country about their identity and their knowledge of food sources" Graham Gilbert Wiradjuri Kangaroo 2019 Acrylic on canvas, 83 x 153 cm $4,000 Metro Gallery 1214 High Street, Armadale http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibition-the-torch-dhumbadha-munga-2019
Veronica Hudson grew up in Central Australia and was interested in art from an early age. She grew up watching and listening to her elders, especially her Pop, who taught her to draw in the sand. Her art is influenced by these experiences, her cultural knowledge and the stories that have been passed down to her by her family and community. Don't miss Veronica's 'Burning on the River' at Dhumbadha Munga at Metro Gallery, ending this Saturday! Veronica Hudson Pitjantjatjara Burning on the River #3 2019 Acrylic on canvas, 101 x 101 cm $3,500 Metro Gallery 1214 High Street, Armadale http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibition-the-torch-dhumbadha-munga-2019