Opening Friday 28th October until December 4th.
Artists talk Sunday November 6th at 3pm.
This new body of work draws together processes and ideas from his cross-disciplinary art practice to reveal a considered search for ‘authenticity’ in Rak’s work. While seemingly minimalist, the work has gravitas, made possible through a deep conceptual engagement with technique and the refinement and articulation of his core creative interests.
Through the artwork, Ben Rak plays with the notion of a hierarchy and chronology of painting over printmaking; in this case, which comes first, the painting or the print? He also plays with the idea that the artist’s ‘mark-making’ is intellectually based instead of incidental or accidental. Rak directly challenges the audience to consider the intention of the artist and to examine what is contained and conveyed through the work.
This Sunday the 19th August at Manly Gallery, Anthea Boesenberg, Geraldine Berkemeier and Peri Tobias are speaking about their print making practice as part of the public programme for Warringah Printmakers Studio’s exhibition celebrating 15 years of safer printmaking, Leave Nothing But Prints. The talks will be illustrated, and will take place between 3pm and 4.30pm.