Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"Identity" by Nyree (Ngari) Reynolds
Jayes Gallery is proud to be presenting the recent artworks of highly regarded artist, Nyree (Ngari) Reynolds in her latest exhibition "Identity".
In what is proving to already be a controversial show, Nyree explores the stories of the "Stolen Generations", a story which is close to her heart.
In these ephemeral and quite beautiful works, the figures float surreal across the vivid Australian outback. The works evoke a sense of loss and heartbreak. Nyree has shown through her work, that she is a strong storyteller and is able to more than capably get her message across to the viewer.
She has come to the attention of David Hill (writer) as well through her explorations of the Fairbridge Farm story, a story she says has many parallels to the Stolen Generations. David will make a special journey to see her exhibition which delights Nyree and confirms her explorations.
The exhibition opens with a preview on Friday night, March 6 from 6.00 pm for our regular collectors. This will give them an opportunity to purchase before the official opening.
The official opening is on Sunday March 8 at 2.30 pm. There are a few surprises in store for those who attend with special guests on the day.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery.
Libby Oldham - Director