‘Test Pattern 2012’: new art by new Queensland artists.

For the past four years Ryan Renshaw Gallery in Brisbane has held an exhibition under the title ‘Test Pattern’ which gives several graduates fresh from art school their first taste of the commercial art world. This year’s exhibition includes the work of six artists in varied arts practices – Jared Worthington, Hannah Piper, Caitlin Franzmann, Yavuz Erkan, Dord Burrough and Dana Lawrie.

Read my review at The Art Life.

 

YAVUZ ERKAN 'Bubble Gum (2011)' (from the series Unorthodox Aphorisms) Edition of 8, archival pigment print, 50cm x 50cm

[Image courtesy Ryan Renshaw Gallery].

 

 

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox ‘For Everyone: Words & Paintings’ Book Launch & Exhibition.

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox launches her new book ‘For Everyone: Words & Paintings’ at FireWorks Gallery in Brisbane this Thursday 23 February. An exhibition of 30 original paintings from the book will also be on show at the Gallery. ‘Asleep’, one of the images from the book, together with the accompanying prose appears below.

Full details of the launch and the book can be found on Kathryn’s blog.

 

[Image courtesy of the artist].

Why did the slow tortoise and the fast hare race each other?
Steady wins the race, so the moral goes.
 
But, do mismatched races benefit anyone?

[From ‘For Everyone: Words and Paintings’ K. Brimblecombe-Fox]

 

 

‘Works from the Verghis Collection’ plus Oksana Waterfall’s first solo exhibition.

Lismore Regional Gallery is the first Gallery of eight in NSW to host a touring exhibition from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) entitled ‘Light Sensitive Material: Works from the Verghis Collection’. Curated by Richard Perram, Director at BRAG, it’s an exhibition that includes numerous well-known contemporary artists Shoufay Derz, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Newell Harry, Petrina Hicks, Jonathan Jones, David Knight, Rosemary Laing, Vanila Netto, Michael Riley, Julie Rrap and Hossein Valamanesh to name only some… All works are on extended loan to BRAG from London-based Australian collector Rachel Verghis.

Oksana Waterfall is a visual artist based on the North Coast of NSW. She is currently studying for her postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. ‘Personal Geometry‘ is her first solo show.

The exhibition “is a glimpse at the people the artist comes across in her everyday life. Finely crafted and of an intimate scale, the drawings are from a timeline of everyone she talked to in a random two week period. They represent clusters of similarity and commonality (the teenagers and friends, their fathers, the mothers) but also those particular idiosyncrasies which make us individuals”.

Read the full review of both exhibitions at The Art Life.

[Image courtesy the artist and Lismore Regional Gallery].