One of six stunning sculptural installations by Melbourne artist Sean Meilak showing in Home’s ‘Colour & Form’ exhibition. Join us for opening drinks tomorrow night from 6-8pm for the Redfern/Chippendale precinct night for Art Month.
“… Sean is interested in the psychology of space and his work references the architecture of ancient Rome, film set design as well as modern and postmodern art and design movements. He is particularly influenced by Surrealism, Italian furniture design and the theatrical environments created by filmmakers such as Michelangelo Antonioni and Reiner Werner Fassbinder…”
Pictured is Arrangement 1, 2018, plaster and plied pigment.
Sydney based artist Celia Gullett will be exhibiting in Home’s ‘Colour & Form’ show. Join us for drinks on Thursday from 6-8pm in Art Month – 735 Bourke Street Redfern.
“…Celia’s work reflects an ongoing interest in surface; stripping the colour to its purest state. In much the same way that the Dutch Masters worked, she builds up the surface of the painting through methodical layering, creating a luminosity from below the surface. She partners colours, creating a dialogue between the physical and metaphysical properties of colour – one hue calling for the presence of another to complete the composition…”
Pictured is Geometric Abstraction XXI, 2017, oil on panel.
One of two sculptural ceramic pieces by Melbourne based artist Angela Brennan showing in Home’s ‘Colour & Form’ opening this Thursday from 6-8pm.
Angela Brennan’s practice incorporates a range of media including painting, drawing and ceramics. She incorporates both abstraction and figuration in her work, and has a varied approach to subject matter, informed by classical and contemporary sources.
Angela Brennan was commissioned to exhibit a solo study in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s major 2016 exhibition Painting. More Painting. In 2017 her work has been included in Shut up and Paint at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the National Gallery of Australia’s touring exhibition Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists. She has been awarded numerous overseas residencies, most recently the Australia Council studio at the British School of Rome and Artist in Residence at The University of Sydney Archaeological Excavations of the Paphos Theatre Site, Cyprus.
Pictured is Echo, 2014, earthenware – Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney.
Light activates Personal cosmos, Voile and acrylic mirror – one of two works by Jonny Niesche showing in ‘Colour & Form’.
“…favouring the openness, clarity and seduction of post painterly abstraction Niesche’s works combine the traditions of sculpture, digital printing and installation to recast our understanding of the effects of surface, color and architectural space. Using complex steel fabrication, mirrors and digital printing processes on transparent fabric, Niesche aims to go beyond associative feelings about color and instead bring forth associations from every type of experience: sexual, psychological, religious, metaphysical, architectural, material or superficial…”
Join us for opening drinks on Thursday from 6-8pm for the Redfern/Chippendale precinct night in Art Month.
Jonny Niesche is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery.
A series of resin based sculptural works by Melbourne artist Kate Rohde will be showing in our ‘Colour & Form’ show. Join us for drinks next Thursday from 6-8pm in Artmonth.
“…the Ornament Crimes series of vessels were made as a tongue in cheek response to the famous 1913 essay ‘Ornament and Crime’ by Adolf Loos, and the idea of overtly decorative design as something evil with the ability to corrupt society. The overtly decorative forms are a celebration of excessive sculptural forms, inspired by the spectacularly detailed Baroque and Rococo age which attempt to convey a playful and contemporary rendering of the traditional decorative arts of these eras. Using mainly resin and non-traditional craft materials, I create a range of zoomorphic sculptures, jewellery and decorative art objects…”
Pictured is leafy bowl, 2018, polyurethane resin, 20x30x30cm.
We are thrilled to be exhibiting new work by ceramic artist Jenny Orchard in our 2018 program. Jenny will be part of our May exhibition along with Anthony Cahill, Nancy Constandelia, Janet Haslett and UNSW Art & Design graduate Beccy Tait.
Expressing the connected nature of all life and matter is at the core of Jenny Orchard’s art practice. Working with painting, collage and primarily ceramics, her work forms part of a narrative about a fictitious and parallel world in a state of change. Her practice references places she has lived and lives, as well as her fascination with European tradition, African and Aboriginal mythologies, Australian contemporary culture and the environment. Jenny’s ceramic ‘creatures’ and vases are formed using earthenware clay and an array of vibrantly coloured glazes, each possessing a unique personality and exhibiting a complete defiance of convention. This intermix of elements combined with the decorative tradition of clay expresses her interest in the interconnectedness of life, culture and form. “…each image or ceramic forms a story on its own, but the narrative running through all of them is that of accelerated change, chance encounters and the suggestion of parallel realities…”
Born in Turkey, Jenny grew up in Zimbabwe and immigrated to Australia in 1976. She studied at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1980. Jenny has exhibited widely in Australia and Internationally. She has been awarded many prizes including the 2017 University of Queensland’s National Self-Portrait Prize and the 2017 Biennial Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Art Award. Her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Pictured is A Rude Bear and Exile on Edith Street, 2013, ceramic vase and earthenware glazes
Melbourne artist Sean Meilak will be exhibiting a sculptural installation in our ‘Colour & Form’ show opening on the 1st of March. Join us for drinks from 6-8pm on the Redfern/Chippendale precinct night in Art Month.
Check out an excellent account of Sean’s work and practice in current instalment of The Design Files – http://bit.ly/2ELg70P
Pictured is Marble Park, 2016, plaster, marble, steel, MDF, acrylic paint, enamel, UniBond adhesive, PVA.
Sean Meilak is represented by Niagara Gallery, Melbourne
Currently completing her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School, artist Belle Blau will be exhibiting work in our ‘Colour & Form’ show opening on Thursday the 1st of March.
“…Belle Blau is an interdisciplinary artist based in Sydney, Australia. Her work begins in writing; using poetics as the starting point for the creation of both music and painting. In exploring the relationship between language and image, her words act as source material to generate new avenues of abstraction. By allowing subjectivity to infiltrate the self-referential purity of formalism, she subverts the traditional intentions of the genre: placing emphasis on the value of emotional experience over objectivity. Blau hijacks and reinvents the possibilities of reductionism, enacting a feminist expansion of the traditionally male movement.
Blau extends the boundaries of abstraction by employing its potential to “make physical” otherwise enigmatic aspects of human experience. What results is a visual conversation; paintings that stand alone yet speak to each other, of written complexities grasped through their distillation into image…”
Pictured is Whole Unto Itself, 2017, acrylic on canvas
Join us for drinks from 6-8pm on the Redfern/Chippendale precinct night during Art Month.
We are thrilled to be exhibiting two sculptural works by Angela Brennan in our ‘Colour & Form’ exhibition opening on Thursday 1st of March.
Based in Melbourne, Angela Brennan’s practice incorporates a range of media including painting, drawing and ceramics. She incorporates both abstraction and figuration in her work, and has a varied approach to subject matter, informed by classical and contemporary sources.
Angela Brennan was commissioned to exhibit a solo study in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s major 2016 exhibition Painting. More Painting. In 2017 her work has been included in Shut up and Paint at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the National Gallery of Australia’s touring exhibition Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists. She has been awarded numerous overseas residencies, most recently the Australia Council studio at the British School of Rome and Artist in Residence at The University of Sydney Archaeological Excavations of the Paphos Theatre Site, Cyprus. Her work is widely represented in major public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Angela Brennan graduated in Fine Art, painting, at RMIT University in 1981. In 1992 she received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Philosophy. She is presently completing a PhD at MADA, Monash University.
Angela Brennan is represented by Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney.
Canto XXI, 2003 is one of two screen prints by Sydney Ball we will be exhibiting in our ‘Colour & Form’ show opening on March the 1st.
Painter, printmaker and sculptor Sydney Ball (1933-2017) was a pioneer of post-painterly abstraction in Australia. Born in Adelaide, Ball worked as a draughtsman before taking up art studies in the late 1950’s. His early influences were challenged when in 1963 he moved to New York and encountered the work of abstract expressionists including Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell.
Through the influence of these artists, Ball developed his own sophisticated language of colour-based abstraction. This was first presented in Ball’s ‘Cantos’ series, works that were initially exhibited after his return to Australia in 1965. With their bold structured forms of unmodulating colour and precise surfaces, the ‘Cantos’ signalled the domination of colour expression and formed a new direction in abstract painting in Australia, culminating in ‘The Field’ exhibition at the NGV in 1968.
Canto XXI, 2003 is from a suite of screenprints that revisit Ball’s ongoing series of ‘Cantos’ paintings, drawings and prints, which he first developed in the mid-1960’s while living and working in New York between 1963 and 1967.
The title Cantos is drawn from a cycle of poems by Ezra Pound.
Home@735 Gallery will be exhibiting a work by Louise Tuckwell in our ‘Colour & Form’ show opening on March the 1st.
“…Tuckwell’s work searches for a system of balance and harmony – drawing on the influential algebraic and geometric work of Ancient Greek mathematician, Euclid. His systems of logic, opposing axioms and geometry pervade Tuckwell’s intuitive compositions. Suggestion, surprise and a subtle sense of humour are also important elements for Tuckwell. Contrastive diagonals, obtuse colour juxtapositions and subtle perspectival shifts demonstrate a bold and playfully abstract architectural language…”
Louise Tuckwell originally studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and later graduated from the National Art School. While painting is her primary practice she is also well known for textiles works. A series of her tapestries recently toured Australia as part of the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial. Tuckwell has been exhibiting her work for over 30 years and has previously shown with Tim Olsen Gallery, Utopia Gallery and Damien Minton Gallery.
Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Artbank, City of Sydney, New England Regional Art Museum, Tamworth Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Allens Linklaters and the Justin House Museum.
Pictured is Is It There, 2017, acrylic on board.
Louise Tuckwell is represented by Gallery 9, Sydney.