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'Painting White Light' | George Gittoes

Exhibition Dates: 1st - 12th October 2019
Opening Night: Friday 4th October, 6 - 8pm

Legendary director and artist George Gittoes presents a first-hand account of the people and politics of Chicago’s deadly gangland in his new documentary ‘White Light’. Gittoes has filmed in some of the world’s most fierce and dangerous war zones, but Englewood on Chicago’s South side may be his most dangerous work to date.

The exhibition ‘Painting White Light’ depicts the characters and neighbourhood of Englewood, arguably the most violent neighbourhood in America. These paintings document the story of this deeply troubled section of society.  George Gittoes spent 18 months living and working in Englewood befriending gang members to create his film. Gittoes has documented the gun violence that permeates American society. 

“The South side of Chicago is called ‘Chiraq’ by the locals, because more people get shot there than the American soldiers did in the Iraq war’, says Gittoes. His latest film and paintings follow several characters that are either a part of the gang culture in this notorious neighbourhood or who have been directly affected by it.

The exhibition coincides with the screening of George Gittoes latest film White Light’ at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival.

White Light will screen at QAGOMA on Saturday 5th October 2019 from 10.45am. 

VIEW MORE WORKS BY GEORGE GITTOES

  1. George Gittoes | Guns Kill - Jon Jon

    mixed media on canvas

    153 x 122cm

    $30,000.00
  2. George Gittoes | Why would I ever want to leave this studio view

    oil on canvas

    31 x 41cm

    $3,000.00
  3. George Gittoes | Spirits of the 7 mile

    oil on canvas

    197 x 300cm

    $110,000.00
  4. George Gittoes - Soulja - unfinished business - 41x31cm Sold
    Soulja - unfinished business

    oil on canvas

    41 x 31cm

     
  5. George Gittoes | Soulja love and pain

    mixed media on canvas

    153 x 122cm

    POA
  6. George Gittoes - Sleeping Beauty - 123x153cm Sold
  7. George Gittoes | Rite of passage

    oil on canvas

    153 x 122cm

    $30,000.00
  8. george gittoes | Our spot - Werri Headland

    oil on canvas

    26 x 21cm

    $1,900.00
  9. George Gittoes - Our baby lion cub- Lil Mac - 40x30cm Sold
    Our baby lion cub - Lil Mac

    oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

     
  10. Lil Dave - WORDS

    mixed media on canvas

    153 x 122cm

    POA
  11. Kaylyn

    mixed media on paper

    126 x 96cm

    POA
  12. Jon Jon - refuge

    oil on canvas

    41 x 31cm

    POA
  13. George Gittoes | Jon Jon Chicago - I was shot too

    oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

    $3,000.00
  14. George Gittoes | Jon Jon Chicago - White Light

    oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

    $3,000.00
  15. George Gittoes - Hey big spender - 60x50cm Sold
    Hey big spender

    oil on canvas

    60 x 50cm

     
  16. George Gittoes | Headshot

    oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

    $3,000.00
  17. Guns Kill - Hellen South Side

    mixed media on paper

    126 x 96cm

    POA
  18. George Gittoes | Guns Kill - Headshot

    mixed media on canvas

    153 x 122cm

    $30,000.00
  19. Guardian Angel - Kaylyn

    oil on canvas

    76 x 51cm

    POA
  20. Elliot - The Scream

    oil on canvas

    153 x 122cm

    POA
  21. George Gittoes | Dave

    mixed media on canvas

    41 x 31cm

    $3,000.00
  22. George Gittoes - 'Clown King' 26x21cm Sold
    Clown King

    oil on canvas

    26 x 21cm

     
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