Earlier this month Annalisa and I headed down to Arthouse Gallery in Rushcutters Bay to check out our friend Joel’s art exhibition after work. We swanned in and were instantly handed a glass of champers and blown away by vast splashes of colour and dynamic brushstrokes covering large canvasses, not to mention the sheer number of people there!

The exhibition closely followed current affairs and news events; with conflict, themes of wealth, political unrest, the GFC and poverty all featuring conceptually in Joel’s art. His work is abstract and open to different interpretations; we noted some strong avian references (but I’m afraid of birds so that could’ve just been my reading!).

Joel’s work is up there with the greats and would not look out of place in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice. We wish him the best of luck and are very much looking forward to the next installment! If you are in the area, pop into our studio and check out the huge canvas Joel created for us a few years back entitled “i think i ate the blue crayon”.

Andrea Dell 28.02.2012