Opening Night Fri 7 May: 6 – 8pm
View Sat 8 May + Sun 9 May: 10 – 4pm
New works concerning experiences we may all share, or want to share in contemporary everydayness, with consideration of the increasingly blurred difference between what we actually experience and what we convince ourselves (and others) we think should be the case.
These works have forced a slowing down in both process and a practical sense in the hope to reclaim our feelings and experiences as truthfully our own.
Continues at Aptos Cruz galleries ADELAIDE May / June 2021
Sweetheart. 2021, oil on linen 153 x 122cm
Opening Night Fri 11 June: 6 – 8pm
View Sat 12 June + Sun 13 June: 10 – 4pm
Studio Direct presents a curated selection of Anna Sabadini’s recognisable investigations into inspiration and art history using consecutive panels that include palettes and references to Old Master paintings. In making visible the context of a painting, the relationships between elements is elevated in importance. That is, the painting’s relationship to materiality and art history, the individual’s placement within an expanded context of personal development, culture, and time.
After receiving a Doctor of Creative Arts from Curtin University, Sabadini taught there for many years. She has exhibited nationally and her work has won numerous awards and is in significant collections.
Studio Direct exhibitions provide collectors with a significant opportunity to invest in affordable and collectible works as a once-off opportunity. These exhibitions specifically support artists through periods of growth and flux in order to allow space and funds for further development of their artistic practices and promote sustainability of important artistic careers.
Palette and Ideas. Ink and paper and oil on board 60 x 60cm
Opening Night Fri 16 July: 6 – 8pm
View Sat 17 July + Sun 18 July: 10 – 4pm
Gaye Jurisich lives and works in Hamilton, New Zealand and is the first international artist to exhibit at Kolbusz Space. Hugely accomplished, Jurisich is an extensively respected and reviewed multi-disciplinary artist. This exhibition will be the first time Jurisich will show paintings in Australia and will also include some smaller sculptural works.
Secrets and Exposures are new works which interpret landscape as both narrative and energy, looking past the obvious to the artist’s interpretation of time, scale, space, spirit and combines this with her memories, desires, passions and fears.
When The Gates Close. 2020, mixed media on board 40 x 48cm
Opening Night Fri 13 Aug: 6 – 8pm
View Sat 14 Aug + Sun 15 Aug: 10 – 4pm
Hynynen is a collectible and award winning Finnish-Australian artist who captures a humanity which connects people with art through his bold and thought provoking works.
Hynynen’s practice moves seamlessly between painting, video and sculpture. His two-tone palettes invite a meditative contemplation on the dichotomies in society, providing a counterpoint between ‘man-made’ modernity, consumerism and expectation against the value and potential of simplicity in the natural world.
Nothing In Between will feature new abstract, sculptural Canvascape works which are enquiries into form and material, ebb and flow. These will be contrasted with new figurative paintings revealed in their essential elements of light and dark.
In Bloom. 2021, oil on canvas 150 x 120cm
Opening Night Fri 24 Sept: 6 – 8pm
View Sat 25 Sept + Sun 26 Sept: 10 – 4pm
New installation work questioning Harry’s own personal biases, in the way he observes the world and processes information.
“This work relates to broader cultural biases in how we all observe, respond to and care for the land we live in. That’s from an individual’s response, through to the cultural systems we take for granted. There are many questions to ask about the true value of relating to and analysing the world in tiny, systemized parts. In the other extreme; what practical value is overlooked when processing information through a more expansive and “feeling” interaction when relating to objects and the space around us?”
Oyster Quadrat Version 2 – Settlers Beach. Oil & alkyd medium on aluminium plate 995 x 995mm
Opening Night Fri 15 Oct: 6 – 8pm
View Sat 16 Oct + Sun 17 Oct: 10 – 4pm
Kotsoglo’s new work is primarily concerned with exploring the capacity of drawing and installation to represent and express our relationship with, and understanding of, the natural world. In response to our tendency to overlook the minute in favour of the spectacle, these works, through the use of delicate graphite dots and hatched lines, examine the relative biodiversity of natural environments.
Opening Night Fri 19 Nov: 6 – 8pm
Exhibition ends Sun 28 Nov
At Home represents the conclusion of a two year research project by curator Leah Robbie into the history of Perth’s domestic exhibition spaces. Materialised into an immersive installation at Kolbusz Space, you will be invited to explore a piece of Perth’s art history through the use of vintage furniture and featuring available works of early career artists.
Image: Terry Vinci, California Design 1930-65: Living in a Modern Way exhibition. 2014, Digital image.
In April 2020, the former president of the United States suggested injecting light and disinfectant into people’s bodies as a treatment for coronavirus. This is a thing that happened.
Suppose You Brought the Light Inside of the Body is an exploration of the meandering sorrow and absurdity of 2020. In this unique series of ceramic works, Partyka attempts to both make sense of and comment on the bewildering state of contemporary life and politics – the bush fires, the global pandemic, the social upheaval, the activism, the bumbling and bad politicians.
Fuelled by rage and grief, the work seeks to push the viewer to reflect on their own experience of the year, as well as offer hope and beauty from its ashes.
Partyka is a ceramicist, illustrator and political staffer based in Boorloo (Perth) and this is her first solo exhibition.
Abolition. 2020, white stoneware, glaze, gold lustre, height 18cm.
Rorschach is a digital print series inspired by the amorphous ink blots while also playing homage to Andy Warhol’s 1984 series by the same name.
Developed by the Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach in the early 20th century, the Rorschach test consists of ten standardized blots for a patient to decipher.
In these works made during isolation in 2020, McVeigh has collated media images on a range of social, political, economic and environmental issues that have both played on his psyche and saturated the media.
These layered and mirrored works invite the viewer to themselves decipher and contemplate the visual language of manipulated media imagery. Through these ten works, the same number as original blots, McVeigh has captured the veracity of where humanity has been in this era of post truth and anthropocene.
Military 2020 digital print 150 x 120cm
selected artists – studio direct
Selected artists are encouraged to submit studio stock and experimental works, to invite collectors to start investigating their practice with a view to further investment. These art marts are designed for discounted work to sell, for introductions to be started, and grow confidence for new collectors.
Near You is a new body of work about the interplay between chance and identity – the similarities in experiences we may share and the disconnect in others, the randomness of that, and how it shapes who we become.
Continued at .M Contemporary in SYDNEY Nov 2020
Lobby 2020 oil on linen 122 x 91cm
Sam Bloor presents The Birth and Death Of a Mountain. An exhibition of new textile and print works exploring Bloor’s upbringing in cult-like surroundings as the son of a preacher. Notions of eternity and agency collide, presenting new reflections upon the ways we find solace in the ever expanding and collapsing void that is our universe.
Continued at GallerySmith MELBOURNE June / July 2020
With a practice that alternates between abstract and more figurative painting, Waldemar Kolbusz’ works come naturally charged with a high energy. His large brightly coloured canvases pulsate and move, allowing a rich engagement with the works. He has always worked in a fluid way, and whilst a significant shift in thinking is required for different genres, his cerebral approach allows him to do both. It informs and nourishes the work; allowing freedom in the figurative works and giving shape to the abstract.
Lift 2020 oil on linen 152x122cm