Tuesday, 13 April 2010

QUT Art Museum exhibition: Brisbane artist Dan Brock, until May 16 2010

The QUT Art Museum in town has a new exhibition, showing the work of Brisbane artist Dan Brock. Dan Brock painted the Brunswick Street mural that's directly opposite the entrance to the Valley Metro Mall, the indoor shopping mall that has the entrance to the Fortitude Valley train station.

One of Dan Brock's works from the exhibition

Dan Brock's current work is in a style called "provisonal painting". According to an article in Art in America Magazine by Raphael Rubinstein, provisional painting could be work that's based in skepticism of the idea of fine art, or related to the "amateurish and fucked-up" art and music embraced by the punk movement. Rubinstein also thinks it may have something to with artists rejecting the art market and it's "insatiable appetite for smart, stylish, immaculately executed canvases, paintings that left no doubt as to the artist's technical competence, refined sensibility and solid work ethic".

Another Dan Brock painting from his exhibition

The QUT Art Museum is open at 10am from Tuesday to Friday, shutting at 5pm each night except on Wednesday when it's open till 8pm. On Saturday and Sunday it's open from 12 noon till 4pm, and it's closed on Mondays and public holidays. You can follow the QUT Art Museum on Twitter, or become a fan of theirs on Facebook.

A third Dan Brock painting from the exhibition

Click here for a Google Map showing where the QUT Art Museum is, with public transport details. To look up the free City Loop bus timetable click here (use "loop" as the route number), or you can click here to use the public transport journey planner to look up CityCat timetables.

The Brunswick St mural

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