Solo Shows by Juan Arata (Berlin), Kate McCarthy + Patricia Mado
Please join us for the Opening Night of three solo shows by Juan Arata (Berlin), Kate McCarthy and Patricia Mado on Saturday 23 February from 6pm-8pm. Guest speaker for the evening is Virginia Rigney, Curator at Gold Coast City Art Gallery. This is a free event open to the public with drinks and nibbles provided.
Juan Arata’s Berlin Nights is inspired by late night, alcohol fuelled, antics at his friend’s bar in his home city. The dark backgrounds and fragmented figures accentuated by lines of movement make you feel as if you are standing behind the bar of a rowdy club in the early hours of the morning. Kate McCarthy’s À Mon Tour – Koolamara is a joyride back to your favourite childhood pastimes, with cute characters, colours and textures! Patricia Mado’s Into The Bloom is inspired by all that Mother Nature has to offer, melting and fusing into spectacular pieces of art!
There will also be two events happening in conjunction with these shows. Firstly, Berlin artist Juan Arata will be live painting in 19 KAREN Gallery from Tuesday 19 February. We encourage everyone to come in and visit during this time, interact with Juan and see how is work comes to life! We are open 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Saturday!
Secondly, we are equally excited to be hosting an Artist Talk with Kate McCarthy at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach’s Room81 on Sunday 24 February from 11:30am-1pm. Kate will be sharing insights into various areas of her art practice including: inspiration and themes, work processes and education and training. The talk will be accompanied by High Tea and bookings are essential. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call on (07) 55545 019 before 9 February.
The exhibition closes on Saturday 23 March. 19 KAREN is open from 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday.