REVIEW | ‘Springtime’ Group Exhibition at RVCA Corner Gallery, Collingwood

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Collingwood’s RVCA Corner Gallery has become a creative point of interest in Melbourne, since it’s opening in January of 2014. It’s wide open walls have featured talents from a broad range of artist with shows highlighting some of the best in graffiti, design, painting and even photography, in it’s relatively short timeframe. While RVCA, as a brand, has embraced the advantages of using artists with their endeavours, from Remio to Barry McGee, their latest exhibition has extended to the curating talents of local advocate, Melissa Grisancich. An incredibly gifted painter, Grisancich has been a local fixture within the Melbourne art scene for some time, producing lively works across the city and well passed it’s borders. Combining the artists extensive network of creatives, Springtime presents itself as an all female ensemble of painters, crafters and designers, to produce an excitingly vibrant collection. With over 30 pieces, from its 20 artists, Springtime showcases a lot of variety between it’s 4 (or more) walls, beaming with character and colour. Connected, only by the theme of gender presented, the personalities on display shine in their vivid canvas environments with a spirited flow from each angle. Whether it be Kitiya Palaskas’ felt incarnations, Nadia Hernandez’s dimensionally conflicting arrangements or Georgia Hill’s ominous-monochrome creations, each piece stands on it’s own in the pond of talent surrounding them. Never taking advantage of it’s female theme, Springtime is an affectionate collection of art, curated for quality, rather than theme or cavalier.

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Springtime closes this weekend, Sunday the 16th, make sure you head over and see all this great art before it’s gone for good.

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