Art, What's On

Not Quite Solo at in.cube8r gallery

November 2, 2017

Fitzroy, Victoria – in.cube8r gallery will present Almost Solo v.3 a group art exhibition, taking place at 321 Smith Street, Fitzroy from 9 November – 21 November

in.cube8r gallery presents Almost Solo, an exhibition featuring a small group of artists showcasing their bodies of work. The third in an ongoing series, Almost Solo v.3 gives artists the space to create a mini-solo exhibition, along side other artists.

Not quite a solo show and not quite a group show, Almost Solo is a little bit different. in.cube8r gallery has invited a handful of artists to take a piece of their gallery and treat it as their own. All the freedoms of a solo show, without any of the outlay. All the benefits of a group show, without any of the restrictions. Simply put: they create the art and the gallery takes care of the rest. Better yet, you’re treated to a more extensive range of work by your new favourite artists – plural. After all it’s their show… almost.

Featuring: Melanie Caple, Erin Katherine Cookson, Nakate Kakembo, Eliza Stribling and Ami Taib (Ceramic Rituals).

Opening night: Thursday 9th November 2017 6pm

Exhibitions Dates: 9th November 2017 – 21st November 2017

Melanie Caple divides her time between her home in North Fitzroy and her large painting studio in South Gippsland, where she is surrounded by a tract of reforested land.

Melanie Caple Baby Blue IV 2017

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from RMIT and a Masters in Arts Management. She has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions including a major solo exhibition in 2015 at the Latrobe Regional Gallery as the winner of the Dick Bishop Memorial Award. Most recently she won the People’s Choice in the Roi Art Prize.

For her recent works she has painted foliage from that reforestation project, as well as new pieces inspired by time spent in Central Australia. The rich colours and the native flora surrounding Yulara and Alice Springs will continue to provide inspiration for the months to come, and are exhibited for the first time in this exhibition.

Our Australian botanicals are at once robust and delicate, something Melanie has tried to capture in these paintings.

Nakate Kakembo is a visual artist and illustrator based in Melbourne.

As a visual artist, her aim is to give a second voice to other women and people of colour, so that they may identify and connect with her artwork.

“These artworks revolve around the themes of vulnerability, rejection and power. This is for all the women who feel misrepresented, undervalued and unappreciated. Let it be known that we are beautiful, powerful and capable of anything we set our minds to. We grow towards the sun. We are proud of who we are and where we come from. We are united. We are beautiful in any light. With every lesson we learn, we become stronger versions of ourselves and the power within us is able to manifest into something truly captivating.”

in.cube8r gallery is recent extension of the long established in.cube8r store in Fitzroy, home to Melbourne’s largest selection of handmade goods. With a focus primarily on group shows, in.cube8r gallery aims to bring together new and exciting art as a greater whole. in.cube8r gallery is interested in creating an accessible platform for a diverse group of artists to exhibit, from a range of mediums and locations.

Feature image credit: Nakate Kakembo-Black Queen

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