BRISBANE CRITTERS :
NEW COLLAGE EXHIBITION
A series of digital collage and illustration works celebrating the iconic critters that inhabit the Brisbane area which culminated in an joint exhibition of framed prints along side the work of visual artist Rachael Bartram at This Must Be The Place Art Gallery in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Exhibition Synopsis - written by Elliot Bledsoe :
New Collage features contemporary collage works by Rachael Bartram and Warren Handley. While each body of work complement each other they also stand in contrast to each other. They both incorporate and reinterpret existing imagery, however one set is analogue and the other is digital. Handley’s work silhouettes images of Brisbane wildlife atop bright, acidic abstractions. Often these critters are derided as they interact with urban and suburban environments. But when they are divorced from their natural habitats and stylised they take on the status of an icon, suspended in a lurid, psychedelic landscape.