STUDIO 12: FERGUS BINNS
EXHIBITION DATES: 16 NOVEMBER – 11 DECEMBER 2013
EXHIBITION OPENING: 15 NOVEMBER, 6 – 8PM
Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Fergus Binns’ exhibition TITLE?. Binn’s new large-scale cave painting work Life size Special (FX) Cave (painting) of Forgotten Reality... Elephant (and flowers) in the Room (cave) obviously, 2013, will dominate the Studio 12 Project Space.
Fegus Binns was born in Lismore, NSW in 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Solo exhibitions include Ali Baba Squinting and The Watership Windband, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Toy Paintings, Uplands Gallery, 2011; Toy Paintings, Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney, 2010; In a Heart Beat (Minnie Expressions of a Distant Airshow), Inflight, Hobart, 2009; Missing Bushwalkers on Found Landscapes, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2008; Work From Garage, Chalkhorse, Sydney, 2008; The Wilderness, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2007; Fergus Binns, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2005; Paintings, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2004; and Galerie Vege, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2003. Recent group exhibitions include Sub12, The Substation, Newport, 2013; DECLINE, curated by Harriet Morgan, Top Shelf Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Like Mike, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St Kilda, 2013; Guirguis New Art Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2013; On the Y Axis: Considering Vertical Perspective, curated by Venita Poblocki, First Draft, Sydney, 2012; Thank you for the days: my teenage years, curated by Djon Mundine, Lismore Regional Gallery, 2011; Impossible Objects 1, organised by Melissa Loughnan and Helen Hughes, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; Home, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, 2008; MAN: Depicting Contemporary Masculinity, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, 2008; Primavera 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2006; Big In Japan, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan, 2006. Binns was winner of the Metro 5 Award in 2008 and the TCB VCA Graduate Award 2003.
Fergus Binns is represented by Utopian Slumps, Melbourne.
Image: Fergus Binns, Pigeon in Electrical Fruit Tree, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist and Utopian Slumps.