Saturday, August 16th, 2008
After two recent and highly successful shows of his work in Sydney and Shanghai, South Australian based artist David Reid is now giving local audiences the opportunity to learn the Shanghai Tango.

Inspired by the city of Shanghai, Shanghai Tango is a luscious exhibition of works on paper and canvases inspired by this exhilarating city. Both the works on paper and the canvases on show at Aptos Cruz are fine examples of his trademark sense of humour and supremely confident use of both colour and materials.

David is a highly successful creative exporter as well as an artist at the height of his powers. Armed with courage and talent, he has patiently and persistently approached the Shanghai market from his base in Adelaide, having just completed his sixth visit in the last three years (with the much appreciated support of the South Australian Government's Market Access program). He has achieved much acclaim and some notable sales in Shanghai, including a major installation in the Shanghai Yacht Club development - a multi million dollar site due for completion later in 2008.

An independent artist for over twenty years, David has developed a unique and technically highly demanding way of working, exploring (but never imitating) many of the ideas and materials found in Chinese art. This approach was patiently developed over many years prior to going to Shanghai and it has been very satisfying to the artist to receive such a strong and positive reaction from art enthusiasts in Shanghai. David's work is also much appreciated by private and corporate collectors from all over Australia and internationally and it is perfectly suited to the beautiful surroundings of the Aptos Cruz Gallery in Stirling, South Australia. The current exhibition at Aptos Cruz is a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy a concentrated body of work by one of South Australia's hidden treasures.

Exhibition runs until 1 June 2008

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Aptos Cruz

Set in an 1860s church in the lush srroundings of the Adelaide Hills, Aptos Cruz is an all encompassing gallery for modern living featuring fine art, oriental antiques, contemporary design, tribal art and a wonderful range of books.
Sarah Cook, Aptos Cruz Galleries
P: 0881222752
M: 0408955541


Leading Adelaide Hills artist David Reid shows his latest collection at the Aptos Cruz Gallery, Stirling.


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