Posted: May 20th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Kick Gallery, Love + Other Drugs!, Melbourne, REBLOG | Tags: Collingwood Arts Precinct, Domaine Chandon, Jacob Hoerner, Jewels Stevens, Kick Gallery, Ms Keryn Robinson | No Comments »
Better Late Than Never! Stumbled across this via Jacob Hoerner – proprietor and living scuplture at the above named gallery. Simply wasn’t able to resist. Ms Keryn Robinson, artist and blogger writes: Last week I went to the Collingwood Arts Precinct open night, a fun gallery crawl where you can visit several Collingwood galleries within walking distance of each other.
My favourite was Kick Gallery, which was showing beautiful abstract colourful paintings by Jewels Stevens.
But the best part was, Kick was serving Domaine Chandon. Now in my intensive research of the Melbourne art scene over the past 2 and a half years, Chandon is the best quality wine I have experienced, so of course I had to make the most of free Chandon :: Read Ms Robinson’s full article »»»»
Posted: April 13th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Gallery Opening, Jewels Stevens, Kick Gallery, Melbourne | Tags: Between Two Worlds, Jewels Stevens | No Comments »
Between Two Worlds is Jewels Stevens latest showing at Collingwood’s Kick Gallery. As always Stevens has splashed out on colour, with works that are vibrant, sensational, and once again, she’s created works that lend a view of audacious colour that one might imagine lives some place between the horizon and a vivid imagination filled sky. At times explosive, this latest hanging sits against Kicks walls mid-eruption.
“It is no trick to make a simple thing complex” great jazz bassist Charles Mingus once said. “The real accomplishment is making something complex simple”
Stevens – in her 4th solo exhibition with Kick – has taken her now signature use of colour to an absolutely emotive level. Her clever use of perspective leaves the viewer wondering if we have perhaps fallen into a world too small or large to visualise. This latest wonder from Stevens runs until April 28, 2012. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 30th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, Artist, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne, Sculptor, STANDOUT | Tags: Craig MacDonald, Kick Gallery, Memento, Montalto Sculpture Prize, STANDOUT | Comments Off
Award winning sculptor Craig MacDonald has a show running at Kick Gallery ‘Memento‘ This latest show follows on from his 2010 exhibition ‘Rocket Science‘. Mr MacDonald works are standout, his works live so well in three dimensions it’s hard to flatten the descriptives to words, except perhaps to say wow, they are seriously inspired. His use of bronze is cleverly hidden by an overlay of pure originality. Each piece in this show is so filled with imagination and exquisite craft that one finds several views are still not adequate. MacDonalds’ show runs until December 10.
In February this year, MacDonald was awarded the Montalto Sculpture Prize. MacDonald received the $20,000 award ahead of a strong field of other significant recognised Australian sculptors. The winning work ‘Witness’ was described by Montalto as “‘Hovering just above the surface of the ground, Witness appears as if from another time – aged and totem like, its presence and movement is a reminder that time is not static and what has been seen before can be witnessed again” Witness is on display at the ‘Memento‘ exhibition. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Artist, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne, Rius Carson | Tags: Kick Gallery, Rius Carson | Comments Off
4 Peel Street
open tue-fri 11am-6pm & sat 12-5pm
12-5pm Saturday August 21 (election day)
12-5pm Saturday August 28 2010
Rius Carson, based at his property in Eppalock near Bendigo, will be in Melbourne this Saturday the 21st (election day) and the following Saturday the 28th to discuss his work from noon with Kick hosting drinks later on both days (21st/28th) between 4-5pm. Please come along if you would like to hear more about the work directly from the artist and see his latest series of sculptures up close. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 23rd, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne | Tags: Aerosol Assassin, Art, Art Melbourne, Art News, Duel | Comments Off
The Aerosol Assassin: Refining the spirit of graffiti, of guerrilla art can be a tricky practice in contemporary arts. Although contemporary and post graffiti has become an important genre within art today, it is still too often viewed with a specious eye. Talking about contemporary graffiti in art history, the discussion generally starts with Keith Haring or Jean-Michel Basquiat and ends with Banksy. All this in mind, John Williams - DUEL – sidles the thin boundary between contemporary art and his much loved street work, a foot either side of a distinct line. Duel’s technique is much lauded by his – street – contemporaries, it is also easily recognized by those who gaze on contemporary abstract art. Duel’s refined stensiling style drags the mind back to Post-Painterly Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, in this vein Duel is very much an Action Painter. Read the full article »»»»