Sydney-based internationally recognised printmaker Chris Newman is exhibiting a selection of works from his last few international shows at Blank Space Gallery.

The Big Bear Prints of Argentina exhibition showcases Newman’s work La Cara Terrestre, which he previously exhibited in Argentina. The focus of the Argentinean prints is the underbelly of Buenos Aires, and covers subject matter from the cartoneros who recycle the city’s rubbish to art students ‘disappeared’ by the military regime in the 1970s.

The exhibition also features homoerotic work exploring the origins of the tango as a dance between men in the poorer, immigrant neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires.

Big Bear Prints of Argentina is at Blank Space Gallery Surry Hills until March 11.

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