I have recently had the pleasure of having a solo exhibition at Arnold Street Gallery Bendigo which features my Astronaut series.
Here is a link to an article in local press: Link
A new exhibition at the Arnold Street Gallery is reaching for the stars.
Kain White’s Odyssey exhibition is on until February 25 and will be officially launched on Thursday.
Filled with astronaut motifs, the exhibition looks at themes of exploration, experimentation and the inspiration of the stars.
Mr White has developed a combination of traditional painting skills and uses them to investigate contemporary ideas.
His work invites the viewer to consider humanity’s place in the world now and as we move forward.
“The infinitude of space evokes the imagination and inspires us to consider how very fragile we are here.
“If a human being departs the safety of our atmosphere they are rendered helpless and completely reliant on the artificial environment that contains them.”
– Source: Bendigo Advertiser
Images from my show at Arnold Street Gallery Bendigo.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Oil on Canvas. 24″ x 24″
Oil in Canvas… Work is still in progress.
The space suit is a fascinating creation to me. If Form = Function then a suit is strange indeed. Its function: to allow a human being to depart from his/her own planet. In order to achieve this objective, a suit must perfectly emulate Mother Earth’s atmosphere. To fool the body into believing it’s still safely within the confines of our stratosphere. Yet it is not.
It is actually a long way from the safety of home.
Additionally, the planets and open spaces the suit will allow its occupant/user to venture among will be completely inhospitable to the point where the occupant will perhaps never be able to leave it.
So the space suit is both a liberation, and a confinement…