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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The SWICH Contemporary Art Space is pleased to host abkin, solo exhibition of new works by exceptional Ipswich based contemporary artist Gary Abkin.

Abkin, originally from California, completed his Bachelor of Fine Art in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He established his art career in California before exhibiting widely across the US over the last 10 years. Now based in Ipswich Abkin has created a new series working primarily in oils on canvas. Also on display are projections of his sketches.

Abkin’s work speaks from a new consciousness to transcend what we know to be real yet references the familiar in our landscapes. Abkin describes these new work as “a sense of place during a moment of being” and as “a look behind the eyes”.

This exhibition opened to the public on Tuesday 4 October and has been extended until the end of October - now concluding on Saturday 29 October at 2pm.

All artworks are original and are available to purchase, including the sketches. We have eftpos facilities and accept layby.

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