The Primate Directive @ Beinart Gallery, Melbourne / by Chris Leib

Opens August 10th!

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The Primate Directive

Opens August 10th @ Beinart Gallery, Melbourne.

The Primate Directive is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Chris Leib. In this series, Leib continues to examine our precarious path started long ago, through his cast of wise, tolerant bonobos and rambunctious astronaut children. While seemingly whimsical, the paintings are laden with hidden meaning and explore themes of heroism, Western folklore, and the schism of instinct and control. Weaving through the meticulous detail in these paintings, threads of symbols and narrative point to a collision trajectory of power, privacy and technology that threatens our delicate position in the evolutionary scheme.

Opening Night: Saturday, August 10th, from 6 - 9 pm. Free entry.

This exhibition will be on view from August 11th to September 1st, concurrently with Cinta Vidal's solo show, "Urban."

See all the painting in the show by visiting the Gallery Preview page.