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Juan Ford: The Beast and the Bestiary

September 22, 2020 - October 22, 2020

Juan Ford, The beast and the Bestiary, 2020 (series). Oil on board, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne.

This new exhibition by acclaimed Melbourne painter Juan Ford includes over 60 new works making up a compendium of beasts from Jorge Luis Borges’ bestiary; The Book of Imaginary Beings.

Ford’s practice has consistently been engaged with opening up new possibilities for realism in painting. He has employed many strategies that argue around the theoretical ‘problems’ of realism in painting. Ford enjoys exploiting the limited shortcomings of the dull, officially sanctioned dialogue between painting and it’s would-be executioner, photography, in order to develop new potential for realism. While his work evolves and varies across time, it characteristically involves an examination of the human figure and its relationship to its environment.

The gallery is currently open by appointment only, in accordance with government restrictions.

The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.

 

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Details

Start:
September 22, 2020
End:
October 22, 2020

Organiser

THIS IS NO FANTASY
Phone:
+61 3 9417 7172
Email:
info@thisisnofantasy.com
View Organiser Website

Venue

THIS IS NO FANTASY
108-110 Gertrude St
Fitzroy, VIC Australia
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Details

Start:
September 22, 2020
End:
October 22, 2020

Organiser

THIS IS NO FANTASY
Phone:
+61 3 9417 7172
Email:
info@thisisnofantasy.com
View Organiser Website

Venue

THIS IS NO FANTASY
108-110 Gertrude St
Fitzroy, VIC Australia
+ Google Map