Julian Meagher @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Julian Meagher’s most recent collection of paintings emerged from a chance encounter with a scuba diver hunting for discarded longnecks that litter the seabeds of Sydney Harbor. Ghostly glass artifacts of past foreshore carousing,these salvaged vessels prompted the artist to explore the binary nature of modern masculinity through the tinted glass of inherited history. Pairing still lifes of reclaimed bottles with intergenerational male figure studies, Meagher examines the subtle shades of masculine strength and fragility that underlie the peculiar compulsion of Australian drinking culture. The Sky Still Breaks will be on view from April 5 to May 5 at Merry Kanowsky Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California.