September has been a busy busy month, loads of shows, a trip down to Burn City and my initiation into the Opening Hours family, it’s all been pretty rad. Here’s a snippet of what I caught; Shohei Otomo at Lesley Kehoe, Seasons of Change at Revs, T-Night at the Galleries, Acclaim Issue 27 Launch and Sydney Art & About festival.
I’m curating this little group show, it’s the first of a series of studies that i’ll be putting together over the next few years, I’m lucky enough to have some great artists in it, including Dave Kinsey and Ashley Wood. Even Jagi is coming out of his cave for it.
ANTHONY LISTER. ASHLEY WOOD. DAVE KINSEY. HAROSHI. JAMES REKA. JAMES GREENAWAY. KID ZOOM. MARK BODE. SHOHEI OTOMO. TWOONE. USUGROW. YUSKE IMAI.
Melbourne on the 12th of October at Backwoods, Sydney at The Hieghts. More info keep checking the backwoods website, and email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the digital catalogue.
Suntory by Hiroyasu Truri (TwoOne)Sex by Dave KinseyUntitled by James Reka
**ZONK VISION 3.0**
Thursday 18th October _ 6pm
The Standard _ Lv3 / 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst
Experience the true 3dimensional enlightenment of the senses in this one night only phenomenon. Awaken parts of your body you didnt know existed, let the sights and sounds expand your sensory knowledge in euphoric fits of delight and wonder.
We are excited to announce a one of a kind event that we are hosting in collaboration with our friends at Tilt Vision.
Project Ugly is an ongoing outdoor art project that rotates every 2 months, in Annandale, Sydney. Each artist is given a billboard sized canvas to work on, creating and painting whatever they like. Project Ugly is a collaboration between The Hours and Look Print, friends of the family and great supporters of the arts.
What’s different about today is… wherever you are in the world, you can tune in to our website and watch the whole thing go down. We will be streaming Thomas Jackson painting the billboard live in Sydney from 11am – 5pm (Eastern Standard Time, Australia). YEP! So, if you’re bored at work, or relaxing on the couch, click the link below to catch it all. The stream will be up from 11am until 5pm today (Eastern Standard Time, Australia)…
I just finished painting a big wall in Claremont, Perth. Painted over 4 days, with a stop on day 3 due to 100km hr winds. Was good to be in the trees. Opposite Claremont train station. Continue reading →
Always innovative and inspiring, Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge recently opened his latest solo exhibition titled ‘Around Us & Between Us’ at Ivory and Black in London.
Geoff created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas in his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery. In the artist’s own words: “Images are central to my painting. The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent. The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon. I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.”
Images and text courtesy of the gallery, more info here.
Tonight, Joel Birch is in town to open his show “Under the Influence” at China Heights Gallery. Joel is a member of The Hours family and is one super talented artist. See a couple of sneak peek shots below and more information on the Facebook event here. See you there tonight!
Little sneak peak of Regret is For Chemists at Paradise Hills. S
Paradise Hills is excited to present six of Tasmania’s awesome emerging talents mixed together to create a solution of pure creative chemistry. Working in painting, drawing, digital collage, sculpture, murals and installation, these six artists will be on show for three weeks in what could be one of the most exciting collaborations we have ever had at the gallery. With Jacob Leary fresh from his win of the John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging artists two weeks ago and Tom O’Hern back from his residency in Paris, all artists are now taking the trip across Bass Strait and bringing there ground breaking work to Melbourne.