Look at world in new way
ARTIST Shayle Flesser explores relationships between old and new.
Visitors to the Tweed River Art Gallery cannot help but stare at the artwork in Shayle Flesser's new exhibition.
It is nothing if not arresting, and truly catches your eye.
Flesser's works have recently been hung in the 2011 Moreton Bay Regional Art Prize, the Prometheus Visual Art Award, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award and the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.
A regular visitor to the gallery, her most recent body of work, entitled New Skin, is being exhibited in the Focus Gallery following a successful proposal through the gallery's Community Access Exhibition program.
The exhibition continues until January 29.
The artist said she had drawn, washed, sanded and scratched a series of drawings which engage both public and private conditions.
"The combination of imagery within the body of work is intended to explore the complex relationships between humans and animals, and between different times and culture," she said.
Gallery director Susi Muddiman said she was immediately taken by Shayle's attention to detail, intricacy of line and form, and the sculptural element that she managed to create with her drawing technique.
"I was drawn to her repetitive line-making which added dimension and a realism to her drawing," she said.
The gallery invites all to participate in the public programs complementing New Skin.
On Sunday, December 4 there will be a demonstration and floor talk with Shayle Flesser from 11am-1pm (NSW).
Visitors are invited to view artist Shayle Flesser at work on one of her detailed drawings in the gallery foyer.
Shayle will have a small display of her work and materials and will be happy to answer questions about her techniques.
At 2pm (NSW) Flesser will discuss her image-making, subject matter and methods in her exhibition pieces.