Delving into the familiar and turning it on it’s head with this week’s gallery picks.
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1. Agostino Arrivabenes’ seeks to understand his inner world and the world around him by creating a fantastical series of self portraits at Panarama Museum
2. Ian Strange has worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film seven site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes at National Gallery of Victoria
3. Traditionally used as a symbol for purification and mourning in Japanese culture, Motoi Yamamoto’s use of salt emanates from a powerful personal experience in working through the death of his sister. His artwork is rooted in themes of life, death, and rebirth, and his process with salt has helped him cleanse his grief at Monterey Art
4. With works of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, artists in “Summer Reading” explore the relationship of literature and print media to the realm of fine arts, or perhaps the slippages of meaning and experience between the act of reading and that of looking at The Hole
5. Carl Cashman’s most recent works continue to develop his own distinctive brand of Op-art he has named ‘Neometry’; geometric based Op-art made with a primarily neon based palette at Breeze Block Gallery
6. In Robin Mitchell’s recent paintings, her brilliantly colored starbursts, orbs and linear overlays suggest that she is moving even deeper into what appear to be the molecular structures of her imagery.Craig Krull Gallery