The Merricks House Art Gallery at Merricks General Wine Store is holding its second showing of paintings by Peninsula artist Gee Ryan (Gerald).
Love One Another and Care For Our Planet runs until Monday, April 3, and includes paintings from Gee’s Love One Another Basin series, one of which has been acquired by the world-renowned Luciano Benetton Collection in Milan, Italy. The Australian contemporary art part of the Collection, including Gee’s painting, will be travelling to the world’s major art centres, showcasing the works of 210 established and emerging Australian painters.
“I am primarily interested in the power of colour to celebrate the mysteries that surround us,” Gee said. “And my paintings reflect my view that, in order for humanity to achieve a peaceful and lasting future, each of us needs to live our life in accordance with two principles: love one another, and care for our planet.”
The historically significant Merricks House Art Gallery is at 3460 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks, and is open daily from 8.30am-5pm. It adjoins the also historic Merricks General Wine Store, renowned for its exquisite Elgee Park and Baillieu wines and its fabulous, French-inspired modern Australian cuisine. Phone 5989 8088 or go to mgwinestore.com.au
MERRICKS HOUSE ART GALLERY
A: 3460 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks
T: 5989 8088