After a few beers last Thursday at the latest hipster watering hole in Glebe, we trundled across the road to see the latest at Salerno Gallery: Face Apart. People spilled onto the street trying to glimpse works by six Sydney-based artists: Anton Pulvirenti, Simon Lovelace, Phil Aston Williams, Alice Blandeau-Thomas, Sal Higgens and Araby Steen.
The show was tied together by the tradition of portraiture and the connections we make with the human face. The was a diverse mix of styles, each artist bringing their own unique practices to their work, from pop-art to traditional oil painting. This exhibition worked well as a cohesive group show, with the stylistic differences of each artist’s work giving contrast and compliment to the next.
Salerno Gallery is making a name for itself on the gallery circuit. I’m sure there are plenty more exciting thing on their calendar for 2012. Enjoy.