WAVE is the first exhibition for the BSA Exhibition Space for 2018 and kicks off another great exhibition calendar with an explosion of colour. Local artist, writer and curator Brent Hallard has pulled together some of the best artists currently working in hard-edged abstraction in Australia.
“All artists’ practice ‘wave’ at the icons of Abstraction, while making deeply personal and invigorating work”, says Brent, “they all have a common interest in the potency of reductive practice and colour nuances, not to mention a love for the Northern Rivers area itself!”
You can hear the passion Brent has for the contributing artists as he describes their work. Suzie Idiens’ surfboard-like surfaces, with their nuanced colour and elegantly simple sculptural forms play with the physical impact colour can have on us. And Peter Burgess’ ‘simple wordplay activates an almost mediative state of mind where meaning loses its duality through the interaction of colour of the word and its background.’ The exhibition also includes artist, musician and filmmaker Kyle Jenkins, whose conceptual focus ‘waves at’ abstraction for its unadulterated simplicity, while using colour that engages the viewer at the purely retinal level. And finally, Emma Coulter’s bold and bright ‘spatial deconstructions’ work with ‘the idea of interactivity where the architectural elements become part of the sculpture’.
“This is one show we really want people to come and celebrate with us on opening night. We are so excited to have these artists show in the space as they each bring an approach to painting that isn’t often seen in the area” says BSA Project Coordinator, Meredith Cusack “We’ll be launching our 2018 exhibition program as well, so people will get a chance to see what else is coming up”.
Adrian Zuniga, Assistant Director for Galleri Urbane, selected 9 artists from around the country to exhibit. With his own history as a painter, Zuniga is interested in presenting a survey of the current state of this time-tested medium and its significant presence in our contemporary art climate. Through a wide variety of style, content, and medium, the paintings in Here & Now will provide just that.
Artists in the exhibition include:
Keith Allyn Spencer
FEBRUARY 21 - APRIL 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 21, 4 - 6:30 PM
Brent Hallard’s works manipulate space and perception using simple arrangements of geometric forms. Yet, Hallard also strives to keep his work grounded and “push against the more pure concerns of abstraction” by incorporating humor and ‘everydayness’. In turn, his works assume a playful ambiguity, which is compounded by his use of bright colors.
Brent Hallard has recently participated in Hard-Edge Abstraction Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, New York; KOBE Biennale 2011, Kobe, Japan; Sugarmountain 2, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, NL, curated by Clary Stolte; Gifting Abstraction, Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, NY, NY, curated by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz; 1st International Festival of Non-Objective Art Pont de Claix, Grenoble, France; Plane Speaking McKenzie Fine Art, NY, NY, curated by Valerie McKenzie; Informal Relations Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), curated by Scott Grow; and Recent Movements in Non-objective Art Reuten Galerie, NL.
Paintings & Works on Paper
ROB DE OUDE
Pentimenti Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition, Territory of Abstraction. The show will be on display from February 21, through April 4, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 21, from 4 - 6:30 PM.
Territory of Abstraction will feature the work of twelve artists that share an interest in geometry, color, pattern, and repetition. Yet, despite the material and optical similarities each artist approaches their work with a distinct purpose and context, commenting on a variety of subjects such as architecture, space, psychology, and illusion. When put together their work showcases the expansive nature of contemporary abstract art, and the potential content of relatively simple forms.
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Organized by Brent Hallard & Don Voisine, text by Joan Waltemath
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