Opening: Kyle Hughes-Odgers ‘All The Wrong Places’ at C.A.V.E – Los Angeles

Kyle Hughes-Odgers latest solo exhibition ‘All The Wrong Places’ opened last night in Los Angeles. The impressive new series is made up of 16 watercolor and ink drawings on paper. Kyle’s work in a collection becomes a visual story-telling event, each individual work adds a new narrative into the greater world explored across the complete exhibition. Focusing on ideas of isolation, community, ceremony, and journey.

If you are in L.A be sure to check out this show!

For more details, check out C.A.V.E gallery

‘All The Wrong Places’ new work by Kyle Hughes-Odgers
Where: C.A.V.E gallery – 1108 Abott Kinney Blvd, Venice, Los Angeles.
Oct 11th until November 1st.

kyle hughes-odgers watercolour and archival ink on acid free paper 49cm x 25cm
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Opening: Square & Friends Gallery

Square & Friends Gallery is an articulate new space providing creative individuals with a stage to project their voice to deliver unique stories in the form of visual representation. Run and curated by local artist and innovator, Conrad Square, Square & Friends offers an exclusive opportunity for artists to exhibit their works in a unique new location on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

The exhibition space opened it’s doors to the public in September to expose and educated the public to the world of art. Not just the regular gallery standard of fine art, but art of all levels and styles.

The current exhibition on display is ‘Friends’, a group show featuring some of Queensland’s most prominent street/graffiti personalities including Kiss, Ekaer, John Kaye, Reals, Mouf and Buttons. After an amazing response to the gallery’s launch last month, the ‘Friends‘ show has been extended until the end of October. We highly recommend checking it out.

For more information follow Square & Friends Gallery on Instagram or Facebook @squareandfriends
 

 

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‘Geppetto’s House’ — a fundraising group exhibition

On the 9th of October kind of — gallery will host a charity fundraising group exhibition titled ‘Geppetto’s House’. 
The concept, simply put, is whales. Artists have been invited to work with the concept however they see fit. The contributing artists have come from a variety of contemporary, traditional and street art backgrounds ranging from painters, illustrators, graphic designers and typographers.

The exhibition opens Thursday 9th of October at 6pm running till Sunday 26th October 6pm.

40% of the proceeds from artwork sales will be going to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, in order to support their campaign against whaling. The AMCS is a key player in protecting and preserving the wildlife and marine parks in Australian waters.
If you would like to donate immediately here is the donation page:
http://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/kindofgeppettoshouse
http://www.marineconservation.org.au/pages/whaling.html

The title of this exhibition is a reference to the giant whale, Monstro, that swallows Pinocchio and Geppetto in the Disney version of The Adventures of Pinocchio.

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Nathan Brindle — ‘Pushing Tide’ Opening Night

We hosted out first opening at the new space in St Leonards recently. The show was ‘Pushing Tide’ new works by Nathan Brindle. It was a great night the Young Henry’s was flowing so we got all the neighbours drunk.

It was a good time!

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INTERVIEW : Melissa Grisancich

Melbourne Based Artist Melissa Grisancich is gearing up for her show ” When you Sleep” which opens this friday at RVCA gallery in Melbourne. We caught up to shoot the breeze real quick.

MD: Hey Melissa, how are you?

MELL G: Exhausted but very well thanks!

 

MD:Tell me a little bit about what you have been cooking up for your show “ when you sleep”?

MELL G: The show will consist of a body of work that I’ve been working on in the RVCA Gallery since January. I’ve been painting, making sculptures, sewing and pushing myself with my work more than I usually would.

MD:There seems to be a subtle nod to religious iconography within the works, If the characters had a religion what would there guidelines be?

MELL G:That’s something I like to carry throughout the themes of my work, iconography and religious iconography are consistent throughout my work but I like to change the story every time I make a new set of work. It comes from my Italian background and what I grew up with, I’m not religious at all but I have basically created my own interpretation on Saints and what they could stand for in my own world. A lot of my characters symbolise strength, anxiety, life and death, happiness and sadness. The bright colours represent the beauty in all of those aspects. I don’t like to use much black or grey at all for that reason.

MD: Is there a definite vision before starting work on a blank canvas or does it evolve with the stokes?

MELL G:This is when I start to think I’m a bit of a strange human being, I can’t use a sketchbook, I have an idea and I may scribble it on some paper so I don’t forget but in most cases it goes straight onto canvas. I get impatient and I know I’ll come up with ideas along the way as I’m painting. I think of ideas when I’m listening to music or simply walking down the street, it’s all very random.

MD:What is your favourite hour of the day and why?

MELL G:Hmm, I’m going to go with 12pm, it’s halfway through the day, lunchtime is soon and that’s when I’m finally awake and ready to be productive.

MD:What are the essentials you need around while creating works, coffee? music? old movies playing in the background?

MELL G:I definitely need no distractions and some music playing. I’ve settled with podcasts now. Other than that a mug of fresh coffee and a few books to look at for ideas.

MD:If you could curate a group show with anyone you wanted dead or alive, who else would you choose? and what would you call it?

MELL G: If I could have Picasso, Frida, and Charles Schulz all come back from the dead to do a show about their childhood in paintings I’d be happy. I wouldn’t be in the show but I’d love to watch and learn from them. I’d let Charles Schulz draw the flyer and name the show with Frida and Pablo as peanuts characters.

MD:Are any of these characters based on stories or characters you have heard/read about? if so tell me about one.

MELL G: One of the saints that I have painted is a homage to Santa Lucia. Lucia is my “saint name” given to me as a child. She is a form of a protector and has a crown of candles and eyes on a platter. She’s also a card that’s stuck to my Nonna’s front door to protect the house. I find that kind of thing beautiful.

MD:whats next?

MELL G: I want to start working on prints and maybe some zines too.

“When You Sleep” opens on Friday Night 5-8

RVCA GALLERY  82 Stanley Street Collingwood

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Reading: No Cure Magazine – Issue Five

Coming along way since their Pozible ‘Printed Issue’ campaign in 2013, Australian independent art magazine, No Cure celebrates the release of their fifth issue, themed ‘Graffiti and Urban Exploration.’

Boasting Beastman’s colourful cover art and featuring the works of world renown artists including Indie 184, Simon Silaidis, A.CE, BR1, Don1, Martain Whatson and Bianca of Abandoned Brisbane, this issue follows No Cure’s traditional A class design style with added interviews, alluring imagery, argumentative opinions and interview features. As a stimulating summary of work surrounding the urban environment and the urban artists who’ve (literally) made their mark on it, we recommend giving it a gander.

You can grab a copy from local newsagents, or online here.

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Reading: On a Small Island

Kyle Hughes-Odgers latest children’s book ‘On a Small Island’ published by Fremantle Press is available in bookstores across Australia and New Zealand today. Both written and illustrated by Kyle Hughes-Odgers this book has been 2 years in the making.

About the book:
On a small island, in a gigantic sea, lives Ari. Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends. On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea. A dazzling idea. An irresistible idea …

For international and online readers the book can be ordered through Fremantle Press here: On a Small Island Kyle Hughes-Odgers

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On a Small Island from Peacock Visuals on Vimeo.

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Exhibition: TWOONE- “OUTSIDERS”

TWO ONE from Michael Danischewski on Vimeo.

With the introduction of Perspex and fluorescent light in this series, TWOONE has again discovered a new process by which to define his subjects. His treatment of paint on the Perspex surface is in stark contrast to that on his canvases. Working in reverse, TWOONE builds up the paint before pushing, pulling and wiping it away to reveal the image. It has required him to be more physically instinctive and responsive than ever before. It has also left a lot to chance, particularly the tonal range left by a smudge or a scrape that could never be completely controlled and is only revealed in full under the fluorescent lighting. As they glow beyond the outer edges of the frame, these paintings appear to not only to mimic an x-ray in their skeletal framework, but to again fortify the ties to sun gods of light and warmth as radiating beings.

Be it through his large-scale wall works, his deftly crafted ceramic busts or his prolific painting practice, TWOONE’s distinctive take on humanity and the animal kingdom is profound. It is conceivable that TWOONE is intentionally recording these figures as creatures to be worshipped, much like the deities of ancient civilisations. It is also possible that these works are in fact a subconscious, spiritual belief played out through his art practice. Whatever the case may be, TWOONE is an artist resisting categorisation.

More details via www.backwoodsgallery.com

Opens The 10th of October 6-10  at BACKWOODS GALLERY

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Outside: Numskull ‘Here, Now’ mural for Art & About – Sydney

Sydney based artist Numskull recently took part in the Art & About festival in the city, transforming a boring wall with his trademark style and bold messaging.

It’s a great thing to see the city embracing public murals on this scale. We hope to see more in the future!

See the Art & About website for all the details and more info on the other activities and events. Find out more about Numskull here.

Numskull Art and About Sydney

Numskull Art and About Sydney

Numskull Art and About Sydney

Numskull Art and About Sydney

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