A Solo Exhibition by Bryan Shephard

24 October - 3 November 2018

The notion that the top predator in our oceans and waterways isn’t just a marlin, whale or pelagic fish but also plastic waste.

It feeds on habitats and slowly kills many marine creatures and fish. It floats in currents, covering plants and marine inter-tidal areas. It clogs waterways and some beaches, and makes its own city-scapes. Plastic waste is its own mini environment, a place, like a school of bait, or a floating weed.The degradation cycle for some plastic items can be years to decades. It will form a layer when archeologists dig down to our time. 

Plastic forms part of our predatory marine life, so maybe we should think of it not as it’s own form but as a part of a known marine predator’s form - linking the form with the action.

Join us for Bryan Shephard's 2018 solo exhibition, 'Top of the Ocean', where he explores the predatory nature of plastic in our oceans through two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. 

Two-Dimensional Works

Whale Caught In The Net
  • 182 x 121 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint, ink, on canvas
$825
Jacks In The New Reef
  • 118 x 80 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint, ink, iron powder, on canvas
$550
Hunting The Bait School
  • 122 x 91 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint, ink, iron powder, on canvas
$550
Under The Carpet
  • 122 x 91 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint on canvas
$550
Spanish Mackerel Chasing New Bait
  • 180 x 93 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint, on canvas
$750
New Reef City
  • 162 x 102 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint on canvas
$625
Lay Down Moon View Over The Dunes
  • 100 x 100 cm | Unframed
  • Acrylic and acrylic resin paint, on canvas
$425

Three-Dimensional Works

Spaniard Machine
  • 30.6 x 122 cm
  • Wood, recycled parts and plastic on plywood panel
$650
Recycled Spaniard
  • 100 x 80 x 15 cm
  • Recycled plastic, resin, and steel, on timber base
$550
Empty Spaniard
  • 34 x 92 x 190 cm
  • Steel and burnt rusty wire with wood base
$550
The Plastic Bag
  • 14.5 x 24.5 x 9 cm
  • Resin, natural material, plastic bag
$425
Inshore Slice
  • 14.5 x 25 x 9 cm
  • Resin, natural material, plastic bag
$425
Reef Slice
  • 14.5 x 24 x 6.8 cm
  • Resin, natural materials, plastic
$425
Reef Core Drill I
  • 45 x 10 (diameter) cm
  • Resin, natural materials, plastic
$550
Emerging Technology
  • 45 x 20 x 20 cm
  • Resin, rocks, acrylic, recycled parts
$550
Reef Core Drill II
  • 45 x 10 (diameter) cm
  • Resin, natural materials, plastic
$550
Encased Bream
  • 17.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm
  • Resin, acrylic paint, plastic
$150
Encased Mullet
  • 20 x 9.5 x 3 cm
  • Resin, acrylic paint, plastic
$150

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