A series of embroidered works by Leon Fernandes that cheekily represent some of the issues around ethnicity, religion, sexuality and drug use, titled Krishna In Erskineville.
Krishna is the Hindu god of love, sex, knowledge and beauty smoking a pipe outside the Imperial Hotel, Erskineville. He is a God-child, a prankster, a model lover, and a divine hero. The work also reflects the artist’s mixed heritage – a colourful Indian culture contrasted against an Australian one that is comparatively prosaic. The pieces are created with a hybrid of machine-based embroidery, embedded directly into traditional paint on canvas.
Date: Opening 6:30pm on 21st February – 20th March 2017
Open Monday - Saturday
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: ESD Gallery 102 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010