Chester Vega draws out the emotion

People who experience deep emotions will be inspired by a forthcoming exhibition at Craigieburn.

Chester Vega is set to present a series of new works in a show titled Drawn & Quartered, to take place at the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery from Thursday 21 July 2016 until Sunday 30 October 2016.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said Chester’s drawings were extraordinary.

“He’s a very accomplished artist, with highly detailed drawings on very large canvases,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Each piece of Chester’s work considers the language of the body and explores some of the darker emotions that we all experience.

“The drawings ponder themes like vulnerability and solitude, as well as joy, and they will touch anyone who has endured challenges in their life.

“I’m sure people will use the drawings to reflect on their own experiences, because Chester’s art encourages an intuitive response from viewers.

“It’s a powerful show and attendees may interpret the drawings in very different ways.”

Chester has left each piece of art untitled, so that he does not influence the way people view the drawings.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume City Council was very fortunate to present Chester’s works.

“He’s one of our municipality’s best artists,” she said.

“Chester was recently honoured with a Hume Arts Award in the category of Established Visual Artist (Over 30).

“The Craigieburn resident has studied art for many years, and holds a degree in painting from the University of the Philippines in his home town of Manila.”

The Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery is located inside the Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn, at 75-95 Central Park Avenue.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the gallery featured exhibitions right throughout the year.

“We regularly display paintings, drawings and photographs, as well as sculptures and animated videos,” she said.

“In 2015, the gallery was proud to showcase a variety of stunning images that were captured by local residents, through the Craigieburn Camera Club.

“The Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery is generally open on most days, but check Hume’s website for the exact hours.

“This modern place offers a superb way to demonstrate the incredible artistic talent which exists across our municipality.

“It enables Hume residents to appreciate art that inspires, as well as works which take the viewer to another place entirely.

“Art helps us to escape from our day-to-day routines, and we’re thrilled to present free shows at Craigieburn for everyone to enjoy.”

For further information about Hume’s Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, and the Drawn & Quartered exhibition, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 27 June 2016

Updated : 9:27 AM, 27 June 2016

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