April 05, 2012

Nate Gamble "Kalakukko" solo exhibition at China Heights Gallery




Nate Gamble
Kalakukko


China Heights is proud to present ‘Kalakukko’, the debut solo exhibition by Nate Gamble, which explores the illustrative themes of scales and feathers through an involved transformation of iconic tattoo imagery.

With a tattooing history, Gamble’s works are a logical mix of tattoo art and illustration, approached with pen and marker on paper. With no lack of group show experience, Gamble’s progression in illustration is continually being built upon.

Together, an ambition to redevelop tattoo flash artwork, and a fondness of drawing feathers and scales has inspired a school of imagined varmints. Fish with wings and clawed feet strut across the paper while shark heads slither atop snake bodies in a place where angels and mermaids exist.

Showing mostly black line drawings, with occasional blooming hues, the illustrations in ‘Kalakukko’ don’t immediately appear fictional. When the strangeness becomes obvious, the fused beings come to wondrous life.


OPENS FRI APR 6, 6PM
CONT’D DAILY UNTIL APR 8, 12-­5PM


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China Heights Gallery
3, 16-28 Foster St
Surry Hills 2010, AU
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