Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gallery9 - Tonee Messiah & Melody Willis

Yes we know it’s getting a bit late to put this post up, but a few things out of our control has prevented us from doing so earlier...

We covered Tonee’s last show and were interested in seeing what new works have been created from the Messiah studio... Pleasantly surprised with a few more mediums as added extra’s!!!

Our favourite would have to be ‘Concrete Cancer’, with it’s forlorn face and delicate washes pulling on our heart strings... ‘Cautious Steps From The Lure Of Second Rate Bunches’ has a colourful story to tell, reminiscing early Andy Warhol... And ‘Right Synapse’, a visit to a surrealist’s sketchbook...

Melody Willis has made some interesting work and again with a few mediums... These works conjure up Dadaism of works by Max Ernst... But at the same time early 70’s American Art... We loved them all so we couldn’t pick a favourite and found the works from both artist’s created a well balanced show...

written by fleur

1st - 18th December

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sullivan+Strumpf - Sherrie Knipe - Bootiful

I'm currently having a love affair with plywood so I was blown away with this show.

Sherrie has constructed, with unbelievable attention to detail these intricate sculptures. Using layers of veneer, glued and clamped the only word for these is extraordinary.

This is the final show for Sullivan+Strompf at there current location, next year they move to larger premises in Zetland.

Written by Jimmy

Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art
2nd December - 19th December

Friday, December 3, 2010

Damien Minton Gallery - The Strutts & Sarah de Teliga

Painters can be very resourceful when it comes to recycling and finding alternative supports... A good attempt at reducing landfill.... These examples are so far the best I've seen in awhile... Totally besotted with ‘Spring-ing Lamb’ and ‘Spring Lamb’, they were leaping off the cans... ‘Chamonix on Olive Tin’ is a beautiful landscape!!!

I first saw Sarah's work at Mori Gallery in the early 90's and she had taken over 1 whole wall with a large series of small paintings on board representing the glorious galaxy of stars and planets of our known universe... And yes I have one with 6 moons!!!

The Strutts... More ingenious manipulation of the metal kind... Colourful and tactile and I really just wanted to run my fingers over the surfaces.. Mixed media assemblages from large wall pieces to delicate flower like brooches... These works contain a magnitude of images and colours to astound...

The opening was packed with our friend Damien doing his wonderful and much needed intro... More galleries should take note!!!... This makes us all feel welcome and we learn something new about the artist that we didn't know...

You have until the 18th of December so get on your bikes and get down there!!!

Written by Fleur

30th November - 18th December 2010