"It's a time where there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.”
- H.H-XIV Dalai Lama
“To be really rich, I believe, is to have one space. One big empty space.
Empty space is never wasted space. Wasted space is any space that has art in it.”
- Andy Warhol
Bett Gallery, Hobart
September 2 - 19 2016
Bett gallery is proud to present Alex Davern's second solo exhibition, Household Gods. These paintings continue Alex's investigation into the emotive power of everyday scenes transformed into quiet images, inducing contemplative stillness. Sitting on the boundary between minimal abstraction and the figurative, Alex reduces his images to an essence, leaving behind tensions between architectural space and the numinous items of his surrounds.