The Virtual Gallery presents; JOAN MIRO

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This Sunday 26th Feb, 2017

as the Kurilpa Poetry Cup rolls on

The

VIRTUAL GALLERY

will be presenting this months feature artist,

the firebrand Catalan Surrealist,

JOAN MIRO.

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An artist who never stopped experimenting, Miro’s hauntingly ambiguous work has been described as entering,” a sandbox for the subconscious”.

Kurilpa’s Visual Arts Director, the enigmatically encyclopaedic Shane K

has boldly entered that arena with bucket and spade in hand, this Sunday he will share the results of his excavations.

joan-miro

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Unsuspected Artist Lloyd Rees, Sun Nov 27th

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November’s Unsuspected Artist

Lloyd Rees

This months Virtual Gallery feature at the Kurilpa Poets end of year gig

is local landscape artist, Lloyd Rees.

Yeronga born Rees’s long life (1895 to 1988) was filled with his uniquely meticulous paintings and sketchings.

Receiving both acclaim and harsh criticism for his style, he was twice winner of the prestigious Wynne Prize.

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Despite losing his sight in later years, Rees continued painting, claiming that one of the benefits of going blind was that he was now able to look directly into the sun.

Come along this Sunday November 27th, 2pm, to the Old Croquet Club

and check out this virtual exhibition as Visual Arts Director Shane K

tells us more about this influential Australian artist.

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Virtual Gallery Artist for June- RB KITAJ

VIRTUAL GALLERY ARTIST ANNOUNCED

FOR KURILPA POETS SUNDAY, JUNE 26th Event

the-rise-of-fascism by RB Kitaj

This month our eclectic and encyclopedic Visual Arts Director,

Shane K ,

will be showing the Artistic Visions of

Mr J B Kitaj

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on the Virtual Gallery’s big-screen

and, we hope, at some stage in the afternoon learnedly lecturing on said Artists’ career and accomplishments.

america-baseball RB Kitaj

June 2016 handbill with frameJPIG

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Virtual Gallery feature artist SAUL STEINBERG

Shane K discusses this month’s Virtual Gallery Feature Artist..

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Saul Steinberg

Dear folks,

among my crimes against humanity,

I am the Visual Arts Director for the Kurilpa Poets.

. One of my duties is organising a visual display each month

to accompany the poetic flights of our performers.

This month the Virtual Gallery‘s feature artist is Saul Steinberg.

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Saul Steinberg was born to a Jewish family

in Râmnicu Sărat, Buzău, Romania in 1914.

He studied architecture in Milan, graduating in 1940.

Shortly after his graduation the introduction of anti-

Semitic laws by the Fascist government led him to leave Italy.

He spent a year in the Dominican Republic

whilst awaiting a visa to the United States.

Steinberg’s entry to the USA was sponsored by the New Yorkera magazine he was to be intimately involved with,

creating 87 covers and over 1200 drawings.

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Steinberg brought a European sensibility to his work and an outsider’s sense of the foibles and follies of American life

as well as a genuine affection for his subjects. His Art blurred the line between

cartooning and “fine” art and his work was often shown in galleries.

As well as drawing, he enjoyed creating crude, vital masks out of such materials

 as cardboard and paper bags.

His work was wide-ranging and hard to easily define.

Many were reminiscent of MC Escher and explored the links and gaps

 between perception and reproduction, leading his work

to be highly praised by the great Art theorist EH Gombrich.

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He was also one of the finest political cartoonists of the 20th century,

 mocking the post-war American cult of the “Organisational Man

and showing a USA whose deities included Sigmund Freud,

Santa Claus and Uncle Tom.

In the 1970s he did a series of drawings of Mousketeer terrorists,

those cute young kids from the 50’s have acquired Armalites

and seem keen to fuck things up.

Steinberg died in 1999, but his work remains influential.

The New Yorker still continues to occasionally re-print his covers.

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Don’t forget, he next meeting of the Kurilpa Poets is on Sunday 27 September,

at the South Brisbane Croquet Club, Musgrave Park, West End at 2pm.

Local Visual Artists who are interested having their work shown 

on the Virtual Gallery should contact Shane K or Rev Hellfire at Kurilpapoets@yahoo.com.au

Meantime come along this month and check out the eclectic weirdness

of Saul Steinberg.

Kurilpa Poets- Where a good time is always had.

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VIRTUAL GALLERY UPDATE..ZEL Speaks!

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The Kurilpa Poets’ ‘Unsuspected Artist’ for November,

known to the Art World only as ZEL,

has broken his austere Vow of Silence to issue

a short communique on this, the Event, of one of his

rare appearances. For like the fabulous Phoenix of Legend,

or the humble Cicada of Summer, the ZEL is a creature

whose long periods of torpor are broken by rare appearances

to the surface world we inhabit.

We re-print the statement in it’s entirety;

ZELIKO MARIC

Zelico Maric was born in Croatia and grew
up in Mount Isa.
I DO IT BECAUSE IT IS F UN.
A hungry dog
chewed on the bones
of memory
On the seashore of desire.

Jabberwocks ZEL
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ZEL- Novembers “Unsuspected Artist”

Figures ZEL

The Virtual Gallery presents

ZEL

2pm. Sunday, 30th November, 2014

Our Unsuspected Artist for November in the Virtual Gallery is one of the rarest and most elusive of the native artistic wildlife lurking unsuspected in the lush, sub-tropical undergrowth that is Brisbanes Cultural Landscape.

I speak of course, of the legendary and reclusive ZEL.

Jabberwocks ZEL

BlacknwhiteZELWorking unsuspected in hollow logs and underground burrows,

the ZEL emerges once every fourteen years to exhibit it’s

Work and eat free cheese at Art Exhibitions.

Later, they return en masse to the sea,

and so the Circle of Life is Complete.

Be sure to catch this amazing Natural Spectacle

in the VIRTUAL GALLERY

Sunday, 30th November, 2pm-4.30

91 Cordelia Street, West End.

Harlequin ZEL

home of the water rat

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October’s Unsuspected Artist: BRIAN GILMORE

The Virtual Gallery

"a cat of mine on ketamine"- Brian Glimore

“a cat of mine on ketamine”- Brian Gilmore

Each month the Kurilpa Poets feature the work

of various local ‘Unsuspected Artists’.

There are many lurking amongst us,

infesting our homes and streets and schools!

Corrupting our young people!

Lying around on Welfare sniffing paint-thinner!

So we splash these Artist’s Visions

in Beams of Gaudy Light across

the white-washed walls of the Olde

 Croquet Club, as a cautionary example 

for young people.

This month we’ll be showing more

oddities and classics from the collection of our eccentric

Visual Arts Director, Shane Kneipp.

And as well as the usual historical stuff,

from the Land of the Living,

our feature Unsuspected Artist forOctober is;

Brian Gilmore-

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Dimensional Shift- Brian Gilmore

Psychedelic Visionary

Lurking in his shambling Fortress of Solitude by the waters of Moreton Bay, few passers-by suspect that within these crumbling walls, a Mad Visionary has been relentlessly exploring the Edges of Reality for many years.

Brian’s meticulously detailed Imaginary Vistas

chart his heroic journeys through the Archtypal Planes

and the bizarre Inhabitants encountered there.

UFO

UFO-Brian Gilmore

Brian is rumoured to be the mysterious ‘Dr Bob’,

companion to the Reverend Hellfire on the occasion

of their abduction by Aliens.

http://reverendhellfire.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/ufo-a-tale-of-high-weirdness/

If these rumours are true, it would certainly explain

the Other-Worldly aspects and Multi-Dimensional

themes that abound in this artist’s work.

Or perhaps some weird bio-hallucinogen

lurks in his genetic structure, a familial trait

as it were, for Brians elder sibling himself was a former Pineapple from the Dawn of Time, no strangers they to Psychedelia.

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Space Insect Attack- Brian Gilmore

Yes, truly the Psychedelic Impulse

flows strong through the Gilmore veins.

So come tripping with Brian at the Virtual Gallery!

2pm Sunday 26th October, 2014

91 Cordelia Street, West End

-Unckle Rat

Spiral Universe- Brian Gilmore

Spiral Universe- Brian Gilmore

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Gil Daley- KURILPA POETS, Feature Artist; 28th Sept

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The Virtual Gallery

Each month the Kurilpa Poets feature the work of various ‘unsuspected artists’

(and there are many, infesting our homes and streets and schools!

Corrupting our young people! Lying around on Welfare sniffing paint-thinner!)

and we splash these Artist’s Visions in Beams of Gaudy Light across

the white-washed walls of the Olde Croquet Club.

This month we’ll be showing more Surrealist, Symbolist and general Obscurist

oddities and classics from the collection of our eccentric Visual Arts Director,

Shane Kneipp.

And as well as the historical stuff, from the Land of the Living,

our feature poet for this month is;

Gil Daley- Abstract Artist

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Another Art-World Outsider, Gil has been quietly working

on her Abstracts on and off for years. Gil likes to let her Art speak for itself,

and is happy for people to put their own interpretations on her work,

but nonthless I asked her for a few words about her Art…

“Usually I work with Oils, Acrylic and Water-Colours on canvas.

The pieces are my interpretation of Nature.

I use brushes, sponges, palette knives

and my fingers to create my works.

I just enjoy expressing myself with colours”

Maybe it’s best if we let a few samples

from Sundays Virtual Gallery

speak for themselves for now. Enjoy..

Birds of Pardise-w red frame; Gil Daley
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golden years; Gil Daley thgorn gardencropcolourreduced

(All art displayed in this post is the  the work of Gil Daley)

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