Previous Exhibition

Robin Greer —
Cyclical Patterns and Burning Lights

Sep 13 – Oct 5, 2018

About the Artist      

Cyclical Patterns and Burning Lights presents a mixture of new and some previously exhibited works which builds on the ideas and methods explored in Greer’s previous solo exhibitions. This exhibit will feature a combination of two dimensional works in mixed media and collage, and assemblages of found object sculptures. Cyclical Patterns and Burning Lights includes objects and artefacts which have been collected, as well as some which are evolutionarily worked-over, over the last 30 years or more. Collectively the works sit well together under the premise of materiality and conceptual exploration. Greer’s practice has dabbled in subject matter including identity, politics, satire and humour, while exploring complex theories of aesthetics and presentation. Greer approaches this explorative period of his accomplished art career with knowledge and resolve, yet allows the materials to dictate play in an investigative and intuitive way. Greer explores principles of intuitive colour, patina and form, as well as scale and balance. The works are highly resolved in their presentation and historical nods to the modern ideologies dating as early as the first Bauhaus works is evident. 

About the Artist

Robin Greer

Robin Greer is a contemporary Australian artist based on the Northern Rivers of N.S.W. 

Greer's successful early career as a formal portrait artist in the UK in his late teens and early twenties has informed his later practice with his knowledge of formal artistic principles. A fervent reader and collector, Greer's personal work developed from portraiture and has since been subject to heavy experimentation with collage and constructivist assemblages. Text, symbolism and metaphors are rife through Greer's later works and as such, his oeuvre is resolved with obvious ties to pop culture and art history. Greer has been represented by the highly esteemed Watters Gallery in Sydney for the majority of his professional career. His recent exhibition, Cyclical Patterns and Burning Lights showcases Greer's preliminary explorations into sculptures of deconstructed and reformed found objects. 

About the Curator

Laura Brinin

Laura Brinin is a Brisbane-based curator of contemporary art. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) in 2012 and continued her visual art practice overseas in 2013 in Canada with a Visual Art residency. Upon returning home, Laura has since pursued a determined curatorial practice as noted through five years’ professional practice with the Creative Industries Precinct exhibitions and public programs office, and a practice-led curatorial development internship through Queensland University of Technology. In 2014 Laura assisted in the facilitation of multiple new media exhibitions including ANtIMATION and The New Aesthetic? at The Block. 

Laura has exhibited her own work both in Australia and overseas as well as working as an independent freelance curator across Brisbane. This primarily focussed on engagement and activation of public spaces, including running bi-monthly exhibitions at The Menagerie, and public programs such as the Papergirl Brisbane project. Laura also worked with Brisbane City Council, QUT and Brisbane Street Art Festival to produce ReForm at Kelvin Grove’s ex-military base upon Gona Parade and Parer Place.