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DIODE : exhibiting now

Diode is an exhibition of illuminated copper works by Gerard Russo. Using a unique copper plate composite his art practise involves traditional woodworking, painting and copper etching. ‘Diode’ explores nature, the industrial, the conscious and temporality. With each artefact the original artwork is destroyed to reveal the copper plate.  Illuminated from within; the art speaks with lux. The self-illuminating works create ambience, detaching the observer from the space in an immersive experience of light, questioning linear perceptions of time and journey.


Join us for the exhibition opening at 2 - 4 pm on Saturday 16 June at Burrinja Gallery. Exhibition runs from 16th of July to 15th of June.

Handmade illuminated wall art by Gerard Russo.

Gerard is located in the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne's Backyard. He is responsible for every element of every light box, from sourcing and milling the recycled timber to wiring, etching, constructing and of course, the artwork that goes on them. Each light box utilises LED lighting within its custom enclosure. The artwork itself is forthright, where even the texture of the brush-strokes can be seen in the etched sheen of the metal surface. Unlike a traditional frame, the copper faceplate is mounted before the finishing of the walls takes place, creating a genuine cross-section design of copper, light and timber. A number of pieces are usually for sale and/or on exhibition in various locations. For any more questions please enquire.