A Dog, Cat and Rabbit walk into a Bar @ Dust Temple
He calls himself Lucks and that’s the theme he weaves through his art – luck, symbolism and indiscriminate randomness.
This Brisbane artist channels his observations of a life hard-lived into experiences on the canvas.
Horseshoes, rabbits (lots of rabbits), cats - black and white, both considered lucky and unlucky in different parts of the world, flowers, teapots - as symbols of tea-leaf reading in fortune telling, rainbows and roses, words and tags. Each is the story-teller’s talisman and the spray can nozzle and paint brush give them expression.
Born in New Zealand and a resident of Brisbane for the past 20 years, Lucks has employed the spray can to hiss and spit his visual stories into life, first as a street artist and now onto canvas.
Over the last couple of years, he has focused heavily on Cats and Rabbits, both have been such favourites to work with and are riddled with superstitious matter.
The animals have been executed with the use of spray-paint on canvas, further exploring different applications of this medium. Coupled with the continuous experimentation of repetitive layering and texture, he hopes to portray contrast and contradiction through painting reality, verse abstraction.
**No animals were harmed in the making of this show.
NEW EXHIBITION – A Dog, Cat and Rabbit walk into a Bar
Saturday 13th April – 11th May 2019
By Lucky Lucks
Opening Night Saturday 13th April 6 – 9pm
Gallery Open Monday to Friday 6am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am – 1pm