Trevor Weekes

Sublime

9 October - 3 November 2018

TREVOR WEEKES presents SUBLIME, an exhibition that engages with the age-old question – what is beautiful?

Returning to a recurring motif in his practice, birds are WEEKES’ subjects of exploration – visual expressions underlain by humour, cultural and personal meaning. Throughout art history, birds, synonymous with flight, have been used to depict humanity’s hopes and dreams. With a rich lineage of visual symbolism they can connote both the human and divine spirit by linking earth and sky in their freedom of movement.

Playing with colour, narrative and form WEEKES creates engaging compositions inspired by what he connotes as “beautiful” for the viewer to examine. From red finches to hummingbirds and a red Cardinal, to albino owls, ravens, peacocks, a dove, a white myna bird and a large albino emu, WEEKES distils his palette to colours of white and red, which results in unexpected yet balanced, complimentary couplings.

In true WEEKES style the works are elegantly layered with clues and symbolism for the viewer to unpick. Objects such as thorns – beautiful yet dangerous – or candles – that shed light but can also burn – present playful outcomes in their duality of meaning.

As such in the pursuit of beauty, SUBLIME is a richly layered exhibition, one that challenges and takes the viewer on various trajectories to anywhere but one answer.

TREVOR WEEKES was born in Orange, NSW and taught at the University of Newcastle. In 1999 he was awarded his PhD, Newcastle University and in 1994 he gained his Masters of Fine Art from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. In 2011 Weekes completed a residency at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. His work is represented in public collections across Australia, as well as many private collections in the USA, Britain, Spain and Australia.



Weekes 2018 Sublime sculpture
Trevor Weekes
Sublime
mixed media
42 x 30 x 30 cm
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Weekes Prioritise 2018
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Priortise
acrylic on plywood panel
90 x 90 cm
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Weekes 2018 Blunt and Sharp
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Blunt and Sharp
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Short and Long
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Short and Long
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Good and Bad
Trevor Weekes
Good and Bad
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Small and Large
Trevor Weekes
Small and Large
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Black and White
Trevor Weekes
Black and White
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Soft and Hard
Trevor Weekes
Soft and Hard
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Loose and Tight
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Loose and Tight
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 High and Low
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High and Low
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 Hot and Cold
Trevor Weekes
Hot and Cold
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Trevor Weekes
Tight and Loose
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Trevor Weekes
To see
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 To hear
Trevor Weekes
To hear
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 To smell
Trevor Weekes
To smell
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 To taste
Trevor Weekes
To taste
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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Weekes 2018 To touch
Trevor Weekes
To touch
acrylic on plywood panel
35 x 28 cm
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