David Bowers was born in Geelong in 1964. He grew up in Melbourne’s outer west, a blend of rural land, working class suburb and industrial wasteland. The paintings in The Grind explore the relationship between industry, agriculture and food – the fragility and ethereal nature of disposable packaging and the power and weight of machinery. Bowers work portrays the beauty of the two themes that many have a love/hate affair with.
The Grind opens Friday 8th Aug 5:30 – 8pm