Vexta at Mays

MAY’S presents VEXTA
Opening 6PM Friday 8 April, 2011

MAY’S presents exhibition of street art by Melbourne based VEXTA

MAY’S is excited to present Melbourne artist VEXTA. VEXTA will introduce her magical winged figures to the lane. These half-human half-animal creatures explore the way we have confined ourselves in our concrete jungles and the effect this has on our psyches. VEXTA’s obsession with cosmology, concepts of life, death and the future of mankind form the basis of her work.

VEXTA will be painting the massive 24 meter length of MAY’S Lane; the feature panel measuring 360x276cm plus 4 panels 235x160cm.

Artist Statement
‘Sometimes we are so alienated from everything and everyone around us and yet sometimes I feel like the tiny atomic particles keeping our bodies together could fracture at any moment and it could all merge together…’ – VEXTA

VEXTA’S work has been shown in exhibitions across Australia and internationally and she recently spent time creating site specific wall works in Paris, Berlin, London and Bogota.

About MAY’S Lane
The MAY’S Lane Art Project is an outdoor gallery space located in St Peters in Sydney’s inner west. In April 2005, Tugi Balog joined with artist Jim Singline to create MAY’S, a project aimed at highlighting and further promoting the laneway’s activity. Each month MAY’S invites Street Artist/s to paint in the exhibition space that consists of five panels hung in window spaces along the side of the Graphic Art Mount building in May Lane. At months close, the panels are taken down and replaced afresh for the next ‘chapter’ in the project. The artworks are on view 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Busy weeks in Melbourne

There are a bunch of really good exhibitions going on in Melbourne this week and next. Check below for all the info. We’ll be making the journey down for next Friday, so expect some photos after our return.

24th March Drew Funk at No Vacancy QV

25th March Reka at Backwoods

31st March Miso at No Vacancy Federation square

1st April Kill Pixie at the Madman Void

1st of April – RTIST Group Show & Unofficial Opening

Sneak peek: Tom Ferson at Oh Really

This Thursday (24th March) is the debut solo opening of Tom Ferson‘s exhibition at Oh Really Gallery in Newtown. “Bravery, Repetition and Noise” will feature Tom’s new series that is both stunning to explore and seemingly playful with tongue-in-cheek situations.

We stopped by his new studio to check out how it’s all shaping up and by the looks of it, he’s now totally finished and ready to hang. If you’re free…actually, no, screw your plans, get down to Oh Really this Thursday to check it out. The work is amazing. You won’t be dissapointed.

Photos below, more on tom here and a recent interview by Ben Frost here.

Tom Ferson: Bravery, Repetition and Noise

“Tom works with found images in a manner reminiscent of the life and world of a young artist working in the Inner West; a world of colour, fashion, music and sexuality. Working from a variety of found images, his work often juxtaposes intricate and hypnotic line work and patternation with bold spray painting techniques inspired by the thriving street art scene that surrounds him.”

We were lucky enough to see a few of Tom’s pieces at his studio recently and to say we were shocked and amazed would be an understatement. Tom uses some really unique techniques to create images that are bold, breathtaking and super colourful. I highly recommend going to see this show.

View more of his past work here.

Reka: Down Low Too Slow

Reka is one of Melbourne’s finest. From his new abstract character work to street work, tags, pieces, stickers, posters etc etc etc. Reka has it covered.

His well-overdue solo show “Down Low Too Slow” opens on the 25th of March at Backwoods Gallery. From the video below we can see that he has really evolved his work into a whole new level which we’re digging. If you’re in Melbourne anytime between the 25th March – 3rd April, get there.