Memento Mori, Memento Amare
Opening Saturday, OCT 21, 6pm – 9pm.
All 3 artists will be in attendance.
Exhibition runs until NOV 12.
beinArt Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia
Memento Mori, Memento Amare is a three-person exhibition featuring art nouveau body horror sculptures by Isabel Peppard, absurdist vanitas paintings by Beau White and neogothic etchings by Jonathan Guthmann.
Love and death have long walked hand in hand in the cultural imagination, and this exhibition brings together fresh, unconventional approaches to the subject alongside playful nods to tradition.
Jonathan Edward Guthmann (Melbourne, Australia) works in a variety of mediums. Although Jonathan has held numerous solo exhibitions in Melbourne and southeast Queensland, he has gained notoriety in recent years for his meticulous, satirical drawings of phalluses on newspapers, published by Drawing Dicks on the Herald Sun on tumblr. For the last three years Jonathan’s preferred technique has been intaglio printmaking, a traditional method of manual printing. Jonathan also works with pigmented inks, charcoal, graphite, conte and oil paints, often mixing these mediums with a unique approach to create distinctive works. Jonathan has an academic background in theology, and his passion about this topic greatly influences his creative life: his work is often saturated with existential themes, deeply symbolic motifs, allegories and metaphors.