WED 29 JUN - SAT 16 JUL 2016
OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 1 July, 5.30 - 7.30pm
The Subject is a group exhibition curated by the gallery to explore portraiture and figurative painting.
Exhibiting artists: Dino Consalvo, Nick Ferguson, Christina Frogley, Lydia Miller, Damien Slevin, Pablo Tapia.
A Portrait Demonstration by Newcastle artist, Pablo Tapia will be held in the gallery on Saturday 16 July from 10am - 11am. Gold coin donation
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Gallery 139’s latest exhibition, The Subject, offers a similar mix of portraits and figurative works with confident drawings by Christina Frogley and some strong portraits by well-known local artists Dino Consalvo and Lydia Miller along with Nick Ferguson who recently won the painting section of the Muswellbrook Art Prize.
The fact that most of the sitters are friends of the artists adds a personal dimension to many of these works and a risk element that is often missing when celebrity is paramount and big prize money is at stake. Unfortunately, the dark, urban nocturnes by Damien Slevin are out of place in this exhibition and do not fit with the other works. Until 16th July.
review in newcastleherald.com by John Barnes 8 July 2016.