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Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed & Under Pressure

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Arts Project Australia’s first exhibitions of 2018 are Adrian Lazzaro’s solo show Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed and Under Pressure, a group exhibition exploring the process of printmaking.

Wrestlers, vampires, erotica, clowns and imaginary figures; these are the images that infiltrate Adrian Lazzaro’s thoughts and practice. Oscillating between chimera, desire and reality, Lazzaro works across drawing, painting, digital art and soft sculpture. By persistently pursuing darkness and disturbance in his work – both psychologically and physically – Lazzaro’s imagery carries sinister interpretations with a quirky humour and wry outlook. Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed is Lazzaro’s first solo show at Arts Project Australia.

Meanwhile Under Pressure is a group exhibition that will explore how the talents and skills of Arts Project printmakers are expressed and transformed through the literal and metaphorical ‘pressure’ of the printmaking process. The works of five established printmaking artists — Michael Camakaris, Bronwyn Hack, Chris O’Brien, Lisa Reid and Fiona Taylor — will be accompanied by artist books and a salon-style hang showcasing recent works by all Arts Project printmakers.

Curated by Yoshe Gillespie, Under Pressure will highlight the range of techniques and approaches to printmaking employed by Arts Project printmakers and provide a unique opportunity to view recent works by the artists.

The show features works by: Alvaro Alvarez, Lygin Ang, Samantha Ashdown, Desmond Beavis, Peter Ben, Michael Camakaris, Valerio Ciccone, Ian Gold, Bronwyn Hack, Brigid Hanrahan, Thomas Iacono, Kate Knight, Alex Konica-O’Callaghan, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Adrian Lazzaro, Anne Lynch, Eden Menta, Claire Moon, Jodie Noble, Tim Noble, Chris O’Brien, Daniel Pace, Lisa Reid, Anthony Romagnano, Rebecca Scibilia, Cathy Staughton, Malcolm Sturrock, Georgia Szmerling, Fiona Taylor, Amani Tia, Jimmy Tran, Lachlan Turk and Rebecca Vanston.

For more information, visit www.artsproject.org.au

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