Michael Zavros: ‘Charmer’. The Interview.

Queensland artist Michael Zavros has a new exhibition ‘Charmer’ at Philip Bacon Gallery in Brisbane. Michael was kind enough to speak to me about his new show and lots more…

“SW. You’ve been described as “an aesthete [who] …paints beautiful things beautifully”. Is beauty the (only) subject of your art? Why are these objects not simply decorative?

MZ. The beauty of things does not preclude their intellect or content, for me anyway. I do think it is interesting that beauty is still a pejorative term in contemporary art.”

Read the full interview on The Art Life.

Michael Zavros 'Charmer/Gucci' 2013 oil on canvas 75 x 55cm. Courtesy the artist.
Michael Zavros ‘Charmer/Gucci’ 2013 oil on canvas 75 x 55cm. Courtesy the artist.

California Design 1930–65: Living in a Modern Way

“California Design 1930-65: Living in a Modern Way opened last week in Brisbane, on tour from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Covering a time of social and political change, the show explores the advent of west-coast modernism through design and aesthetics…[with] more than 250 objects on show…”

Read my full review in The Guardian Australia.

Mary Ann DeWeese 1913–93 active Los Angeles Woman’s swimsuit 1961 Spandex, Lycra Gift of Mary Ann DeWeese, DeWeese Designs Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) © 2011 The Warnaco Group, Inc. All rights reserved. For Authentic Fitness Corp., Cole of California. Photo © 2011 Museum Associates/LACMA.
Mary Ann DeWeese
1913–93 active Los Angeles
Woman’s swimsuit 1961
Spandex, Lycra
Gift of Mary Ann DeWeese, DeWeese Designs Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
© 2011 The Warnaco Group, Inc. All rights reserved. For Authentic Fitness Corp., Cole of California. Photo
© 2011 Museum Associates/LACMA.