Dane Lovett - Calder and Cover, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 214 x 153 cm.

OK so 2 weeks ago I popped over to Kirra Jamison‘s house to return her clothes, after I stole them for our recent ‘My Melbourne Wardrobe‘ series.  As you might recall, Kirra Jamison’s house is also Dane Lovett‘s house, and they each have a studio at home too.

ANYWAY, to cut a long story short, my timing was extremely fortuitous because Dane had JUST FINISHED the most incredible series of new paintings, which were just about to leave to go to Sydney for his brand new show, Forking in the River of Time at Sullivan + Strumpf, opening this week.

I am SO glad I got a sneaky peek at these works before they left Melbourne, because I am telling you people, they are SEVERELY AMAZING.

It is so so sad to squish them to 520 pixels wide here, because in the real world they tower over Dane himself (and he is a tall man) – each canvas is over two metres tall.  Yes indeed.  They are MASSIVE and PASTEL COLOURED and PHOTO REALISTIC and BRILLIANT.

And if there are any left and you have a cool $10k lying around you should totally buy one. For me.

(For the record, there are smaller works there too but typically I have fallen hardest for the biggest and most expensive ones.)

Forking in the River of Time - New paintings by Dane Lovett
Sullivan + Strumpf , March 27th – April 21st 2012
799 Elizabeth st
Zetland
NSW 2017

Ph. (02) 9698 4696

Gallery open Tues-Fri 10.00 – 6.00pm, Sat 10.00 – 5.00pm.

Dane Lovett - Cosmos Vessel II, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 214 x 153 cm.

Dane Lovett - Dead Ghosts Rot LFO Work, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 214 x 153 cm.

Dane Lovett - Cosmos Vessel III, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 214 x 153 cm.