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SMILEX The Lite Ages

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Young Officer, 2013 Oil on Vintage Offset Lithograph 510 X 350mm © Courtesy of the artist & The DAMIEN MINTON GALLERY
SMILEX The Lite Ages

583 Elizabeth St, Redfern
Sydney
NSW
Australia
September 25th, 2013 - October 5th, 2013
Opening: September 26th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://damienmintongallery.com.au/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
art@damienmintongallery.com.au
PHONE:  
02 9699 7551
OPEN HOURS:  
wed to sat 11am-6pm

DESCRIPTION

Smilex, The Lite Ages continues on Phil James practice of reinterpreting the narrative of time and place through reworking familiar images ranging from old masters to religious icons and sporting greats. Delicate and detailed paintings are subtly applied onto vintage prints challenging the viewer to look beyond the surface image and into the depth of the artist’s imagination.

Through this process Phil James creates a world for his audience that is somehow familiar yet also bizarre. Toying with concepts and imagery from popular culture these images are at once accessible yet demanding of contemplation, they are cheeky and humorous but also reflect the intelligence and depth of the artist’s character.

Phil James has been a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, the Blake Prize and the John Fries Memorial Prize. He has also shown with many important galleries such as Eva Breuer, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Ray Hughes Gallery, Alaska Projects and Damien Minton Gallery.