Welcome to Part 2 of our series on Uplands Gallery of Melbourne, Australia and our spotlight on a few of the artists they exhibit.
Renee So is a Hong Kong born artist who grew up in Australia and now lives and works in London. She is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where she earned her BFA. Renee’s most recent show at Uplands, titled Bellarmines, ran from May through April of this year. The included works consisted of ceramic head sculptures that So is well-known for. In Bellarmines her heads took on an artifact-style, as though they were recently excavated finds from an archeological dig, and were complimented by a wool textile – a piece that seemes to allude the viewer to some ancient history regarding the heads’ existence.