Previous Exhibition

Henry Wexler —
After Lunch

Jul 28 – Jul 30, 2022

About the Artist      

Henry Wexler’s practice centres around everyday life, absurdity, the mundane, humour, and constant consideration of the flux between life and death. Wexler’s work plays with and somewhat mocks the ideals of art and the artist. The romantic notion of the artist slaving over a painting is not apparent here. Wexler works frantically, on dozens of pieces at a time. Using a heat gun helps to speed up the build of layers of whatever media is at hand. In Wexler’s words, it is “Cartoonish, slack. Shitty really, but hopefully uplifting.”

About the Artist

Henry Wexler

Henry Wexler is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist. Since completing an Honours Degree in Fine Art, Visual Art at the Queensland University of Technology in 2009, he has exhibited locally, interstate and a couple of times internationally. While his work spans video, installation, and drawing, his recent body of work focuses on painting. His work draws on a history of low fi and slacker art and combines it with absurdist and dark humour. Through this tactic, Wexler constructs ‘Confusions’ and pokes fun at the nuances of language, conversations, media, politics, society, art and indeed life itself.