a Hall exhibition

...but unfortunately not mine!

My dear friend Jess Hall (no relation) had her first exhibition opening for the year tonight at Red Gallery in North Fitzroy. I was excited to be invited along. Jess and I worked together years ago at an art supply store and have stayed in touch, including meeting up in New York in October 2010.

The Swarm Series, "...inspired by her ‘specimen collections’, Jess Hall’s paintings combine studies from life with invented hybrids, referencing scientific illustration and collection." (reference: Red Gallery). These works really are beautiful and Jess gave me permission to share some (iPhone) photos with you:

oil on canvas by Jess Hall



mixed media on paper by Jess Hall

I am especially excited about the last one (the red butterflies) because I bought it! It is so beautiful and I am so pleased to be able to support talented Aussie artists (who are awesome chicks to boot!)

If you're in Melbourne I really encourage you to get along to this exhibit - there are 3 artists on display and it runs for three weeks.