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Almost Solo V.6

May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

in.cube8r gallery presents Almost Solo v.6, an exhibition featuring a small group of artists showcasing their bodies of work.

Not quite a solo show and not quite a group show, Almost Solo is a little bit different. We’ve invited a handful of artists to take a piece of our gallery and treat it as their own. All the freedoms of a solo show, without any of the outlay. All the benefits of a group show, without any of the restrictions. Simply put: they create the art and we take care of the rest. Better yet, you’re treated to a more extensive range of work by your new favourite artists – plural. After all it’s their show… almost.

Featuring works from
Michal Mainzer
Shannon Mary
Helen French
Giacinta Bliek

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Exhibition dates: 1 – 12 June 2018
Opening night: Thursday 31 May 2018 @ 6pm

About the artists

Shannon Mary

Shannon is a young, Melbourne based artist who works primarily with ink, gouache, and acrylic on paper. Her work explores themes such as anxiety, inner conflict, and feminism.

Michal Mainzer

Michal nurtures a unique artistic style which stems from a path of self-discovery. Her artwork explores the relationship between the abstract representation of self and vast dreamlike landscapes. With influences as diverse as major Australian landscape painters to contemporary artists, new insights are created from the striking exchanges of contour and intensity. Michal’s painterly attention to detail guides her use of dramatic contrasts and bold colour to create meaning and a sense of presence in her work. As shifting forms become reconfigured in Michal’s artistic practise, the viewer is left with an insight into the rich world of her evolving artistic expression.

Helen French 

Helen’s need to express herself through a range of creative media has been a constant presence in her life, at times squeezed into the small spaces between working and raising a family. But always an essential part of what makes her unique. Now retired from full-time work, she enjoys the pleasure of being a Grandma, but also the time to fully express herself through exploring her special connection with applying paint to paper or to canvas. At times the process is a meditative one, inspired by her love of nature, where she loses track of time while working with the paint to allow a picture to develop. At other times it’s an energetic and joyful expression of whatever emotions are present on the day – it might find her literally throwing paint at the canvas, and ending the day with a huge grin. Her style in the past has been realistic, sometimes impressionistic, but at present could best be described as abstract expressionist. 

Giacinta Bliek

Since a young age, I have been inspired by realism in art, creating paintings and drawings of my family and I in front of our house. They were childlike, as per my age, however, my aim was always the same; to depict real life. I find myself driven by the human form and portraiture. Through means of oil painting, the practice of controlled brush strokes and blending enables me to portray popular icons and everyday people with great definition. I use online images and observation to mimic their public persona within my paintings.

Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list to receive previews and the exhibition catalogue on the day the show opens!


May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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in.cube8r Gallery & Emporium – Fitzroy
321 Smith St
FITZROY, VIC 3065 Australia
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