Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spiro Grace Art Rooms - Sue Beyer





















Brisbane artist, Sue Beyer’s current solo show at Spiro Grace Art Rooms (SGAR) draws from the artist’s intriguing mix of interests – painting, roller-skating and motor biking.  Sue uses the familiar vocabulary of cartography as a platform for her artworks and layers them with dynamic blocks of colour and abstract forms.  The paintings reflect on how we navigate our urban spaces providing a refreshing take on place and our personal connections to it.

‘Betwixt and Between’ is designed to surround the gallery space and immerse the viewer so that they feel part of the continuous meanderings of the Brisbane River.  Viewing this show online will not do it justice for this very reason.  The relevance of the physical gallery space appears particularly pertinent for this exhibition.

Personally, this show invited me to consider Brisbane from a new perspective.  I had the sense that the artist has created some sort of ‘other world’ between lived and imagined observation – perhaps a new language and way of seeing place – compelling.

The exhibition continues until October 25 at SGAR, 255 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane (entrance via Union Street).

Amy Clarke
Guest Reviewer

9th October-25th October 2014
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