The winner of the inaugural 2015 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Kevin Chin, returns to the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre with a solo show of large-scale oil paintings that immerse us in a realm that is Worlds Away. Inspired by Magic Realist literature, the world is re-envisioned from the perspective of the cultural ‘other.’ Drawing from migrant and travel experiences, Chin’s colourful assemblages create impossible places we may long to be. This is a search for a home away from home. Landscapes collide and cultural cues coalesce, as Chin turns the everyday into extraordinary scenes.
Worlds Away, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, 27 Feb – 24 April 2016.
This new body of work will be shown at THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery in May 2016.