The public will have the opportunity to view more of Newcastle through the technicolour lens of Mitch “Revs” Resevsky at his first exhibition in the city since 2016. The Merewether artist has indicated it will be his last series of Newcastle-focused works for some time.
The show, entitled “Reflections”, aims to depict Novocastrian life in a way that highlights the city’s idiosyncrasies and joyfulness.
“Obviously, we live in a world that’s fast paced and there’s bad s--- happening around us,” Mr Resevsky said.
“I want to shine a light on where we live, and more broadly Australia, and show the nice things that happen here.”
The exhibition will feature twenty as yet unseen artworks, “Of the harbour, the bogey hole, stuff to do with the Supercars”, he said.
“Just these places Novocastrians love and love to celebrate.”
Apart from acrylic paintings, digital prints and a collection of decorated skateboards, Mr Resevsky said the exhibition marks his entrance into “the three dimensional world”. He has rendered one of the recurring characters of his drawings in Plaster of Paris.
“There’s this old bald guy on a pink Malibu, who is always getting crunched,” he said.
“The kids always point him out and they think think it’s funny.
“I’ve created a sculpture based on this character so people get to see him in a 3D form,” he said.
A large artwork of Bondi Beach, featured in the show, signals a new phase in Mr Resevsky’s artistic life.
Having photographed and sketched all of his favourite places in his home city, Mr Resevsky is looking for a new muse.
“I want to do the bridge, the Opera House and the beaches throughout Sydney,” he said.
“This time next year I want to have an exhibition focused on Sydney.
“I feel like it’s the next way to expose myself.”
Mr Revesky, however, will continue to have a firm presence in Newcastle. He is set to open a permanent gallery, called Artdork, at 4/451 Hunter Street on December 12.
Reflections opens at 5pm on Friday, December 7, at 9 Darby Street, and continues on Saturday and Sunday.