Posted: May 30th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: ART, Art News, Artist, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne, Painter, Tim Vagg | Tags: Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, The Boxer, Tim Vagg | Comments Off
The Boxer Paintings
Exhibition Opening 6-8pm June 09
Exhibition runs June 07 – June 25 2011
In his new series, The Boxer Paintings, Tim Vagg continues his recent artistic investigations into Australian history posing questions about the notion and formation of our national identity. Having painted portraits of specific Australian heros and antiheros in recent exhibitions ‘the boxer’ becomes the central motif in his new series. Filled with metaphor and allegory Vagg’s new works again invite his audiences to re-look and reassess Australian history and identity.
Kick Gallery is located at 4 Peel Street Collingwood & open Tuesday-Friday11am-6pm & Saturday 12-5pm
For further information contact Kick Gallery on 0412 243 818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: May 22nd, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: ART, Art News, Artist, Ben Elisha, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne, Painter | Tags: Art Gallery, Ben Elisha, exhibition, Gallery Opening, Jacob Hoerner, Kick, Melbourne, Norman Rosenblatt, Suited Men and Patchwork Women | Comments Off
The weekend opening of Ben Elisha’s Exhibition – Suited Men and Patchwork Women – at Kick Gallery, Collingwood was a warm and wondrous gathering. Elisha’s works are exquisite, beautifully crafted, almost mesmerizing. Suited Men was described by one viewer as – almost Madmen like, referring to the opening sequence of the popular television show – the works certainly hold a gaze. Elisha’s Patchwork Women are masterfully crafted, Elisha’s eye for detail is – hopefully – insightful, his armored patchwork lends his models a resilience that might only come from a mind filled with admiration for the females in it’s eye. The opening speech by Norman Rosenblatt was heartfelt, moving. With the room filled and glasses charged the Opening was a wonderfilled way to spend a weekend afternoon, Kick once again has filled it’s space with exciting works from a passionate artist. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 20th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Artist, Love + Other Drugs!, Theo Jansen | Tags: Sculptor, Sculpture, Strandbeest, Theo Jansen | Comments Off
Our minds are wonderfilled things, they literally make us the type of person we are. A balanced – or unbalanced in most cases – blend of chemicals, memories, electrified thoughts, lessons and beliefs. For some of us Love is a powerfully personal emotion, for Theo Jansen it is an all encompassing drive, a drive to originate a world filled with creatures of his own evolution. It seems that Jansen has fallen in love with a thought. Strandbeest! Each generation of his “Strandbeests” is subject to the forces of evolution, with successive forms moving forward, becoming more highly developed.
God Like Jansen has ignited his own evolution, creating creatures that grow into their environment, Jansen’s Strandbeests harness all that nature is able to throw at them. Jansen has been working for more than 20 years to create sculptures that move in eerily lifelike ways. Our favorite piece has the ability to carry passengers – Animaris Rhinozeros - a two ton giant which can be moved by one person via a clever system of impulses based on compressed air stored in soda bottles. The walking sculptures seem alive in motion, each leg articulating in such a way that the body is steady and level. The creatures incorporate primitive logic gates that are used to reverse the it’s direction if it senses danger, water or loose sand.
“The clouds stimulate my imagination and sometimes I just sit somewhere gazing up and dreaming. Your head is also a computer. When you’re dreaming you’re simulating a world in which you are living. It’s all interpretations of the real world” TJ Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, Bender Gallery, Ethan Russell, Gallery Opening | Tags: Art, Art News, Blender Gallery, Ethan Russell, John Lennon, Photographer, The Ballad of John and Yoko - Falling In Love by Ethan Russell, Yoko Ono | Comments Off
Photography by Ethan Russell © Yoko Ono. All rights reserved.
Blender Gallery & The Analogue Shoot Shop
16 Elizabeth St Paddington
Sydney NSW 2021
May 13 – May 18, 2011
“You must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties…. as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.” – Edward VIII Read the full article »»»»