The Borrowers @ House Of Bricks
If there’s one thing I appreciate in life, it’s being shown something new and different, it keeps things fresh and I don’t like a repetitive life. While I enjoy going to most of the shows that the Melbourne street art and graffiti gallery culture has to offer, its always a huge bonus when a show slaps you in the face with something new. It doesn’t have to be big, it can be subtle, but when we’re talking about this great show at [the almost contemporary] House of Bricks, the unique experience surrounds you.
Walking into this show you are greeted with a outback styled maze littered with the artists work, you can turn left, you can turn right, go backwards and forward. While this wasn’t exactly convenient for the busyness that is opening night, it was still a surprise worth going to see alone. Accompanying the maze was the artists work, each of which suited the theme of the show perfectly, with a range of diversity that complimented each other. With every show you go to, you ultimately pick a piece that is your favourite, or at least for me, one you would like to take home. But with a show as interesting and solid as this one, that became very difficult, as there is a great range of work, some are beautiful, while others are suggestively spiritual and other worldly.
I for one am a fan of bold vibrant colours when it come to art, looking at the metropolis we live in, full of huge ill coloured buildings, there nothing like seeing a tag, paste up, stencil or whatever on it just to make the place look a bit more lived in. And while this show has some amazing talent on display for it, it doesn’t have a lot to say for when it comes to colour, but it still appealed to me in a way which surprised me. I went to this show looking forward to seeing some new Suki and Be Free pieces on display and while they more then met my expectations, it was the show as a whole that kept me wanted to go and have more look before I left. I think by the end of it all I had done about 5 laps of the show, yeah I may have given the ol’ galpal a bit of a headache, but it didn’t stop her from following me aswell.
Congrats to the team for putting on a show that truly justifies their work and kudos to House of Bricks for having these fresh faces to the gallery scene, this great shows runs until August 20, don’t miss it.