Ian Williams, Another Man's Treasure, 2017, oil on panel, 42 x 60cm
Nathan Brooker, Harran, 2017, oil on panel, 31 x 21cm
Another Man's Treasure and Harran are works from Brooker and Williams' upcoming show DEADSPACE at Turner Galleries, which opens Friday March 3rd at 6pm.
DEADSPACE is a collaborative exhibition between Ian Williams and Nathan Brooker exploring the contemporary phenomenon Non-Place and its infiltration and proliferation throughout the urban landscape. Working from both the physical world and video game environments, the artists look to examine these transient places to further their understanding of contemporary abstract space.
'Lovebirds' acrylic on canvas , 50 x 40 cm
If life is like being on a long haul aircraft flight - "cabined, cribbed, confined" as Macbeth remarked - then does it really matter if it bursts into flame before we arrive anywhere?
Acid Test (in process working image)
Kate Koivisto Wheeler
Acid Test (mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017) is a new installation work which draws from and builds on an earlier, smaller sculptural work of the artist's, titled Fire Box.
"Pyro- Origin: from Greek pur ‘fire’."(Google Search)
"Pure Origin: from Latin purus, which derives from the Greek… pur 'fire'… as initially fire was used for cleansing." (https://ewonago.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/etymology-of-pure/)
Australian/British artist Kate Koivisto Wheeler completed a BA Design and a BA Visual Art at the Schools of Art and Design at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Her work process is experimental and intuitive, combining drawing, sculpture and painting with other materials and techniques, to create reflective works with a poetic language and approach. In 2016, she was selected for and exhibited in four projects: Stations of the Cross 2016 (curated by Claire Bushby), SCENE 2016 (Nyisztor Studio, Melville), a solo residency at ARTLAAB, ALVA, UWA (diamondskull alchemy earth), a solo exhibition, The Three Graces (Peek-a-Boo Gallery, Gotham Studios Inc, Perth Cultural Centre); and launched her art jewellery label, DIAMONDSKULL. She is currently working on a collaborative duo project.
Glory Days (Quoll), 2016. Acrylic on Jarrah, waxed linen thread, 24.5 x 18 x 2 cm
Gould’s Long–eared Bat, 2016. Acrylic on Jarrah, waxed linen thread, 24.5 x 18 x 2 cm
Western Grey Kangaroos, 2016. Acrylic on Jarrah, waxed linen thread, 24.5 x 18 x 2 cm
These Jarrah icons of native South Western Australian animals derive from my interest in miniature religious icon paintings from Europe and Ethiopia, and in the use of objects for the purposes of ritual and worship. Some Christian cultures believe that in the process of making the icons, the subject is brought to life. If only this would work for the threatened Quoll...
Elevation 2016, oil on board 60 x 90 cm
Expanding upon the vocabulary of hard edge abstraction and concrete art, Jackson sets up complex spatial and colour relationships which deliver surprisingly seductive results. These works display a cool tension, competing structural elements and unexpected colour juxtapositions jostle about the eye. Seemingly oppositional formal components achieve a sense of visual harmony through Jackson’s rhythmic use of line and subtle tonal interplay.
- Melody Smith (2013)
Ian Williams 'Slipstream' oil on panel 30 x 53cm 2016
Slipstream is from a series of works which are an exploration of mimicry and familiarity within virtual environments. Williams uses duplication and reflection in an attempt to understand the relationship between the physical world and video game spaces, examining both sides of the screen.
Williams was born in Truro, UK in 1976. He graduated from the Central Institute
of Technology in 2011 with an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts, and in 2013
completed his Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University. Ian works mainly within the
mediums of painting and drawing, and has work in public and private collections in Australia, including the Curtin University, University of Western Australia and Central Institute of Technology collections.
Ian was a finalist in the 2015 Bankwest Art Prize and the 2015 Macquarie
Art Prize (Sydney), with recent shows at Free Range, MOP Projects (Sydney) and
Linton & Kay. He is currently working towards an exhibition with Nathan Brooker at Turner Galleries.
Currently at Peek-a-Boo Gallery:
Michael Doherty 'This Dune Life' 2016, oil on canvas 50x50cm. Wood, shell, pine sap, stone.
'In the work 'This Dune Life', I was interested in combining painting and sculpture. Since moving to the coast recently I've collected a variety of objects from Shoalwater Marine Park, that reflect art history and can be combined together into still life combinations.'
Lauren McCartney Inside/Outside 2016
‘Men, I learned somewhat later in life, “exposed themselves,” but the operation was quite deliberate and circumscribed. For a woman making a spectacle out of herself had more to do with a kind of inadvertency and loss of boundaries’
I’ve been a very bad girl.
Lauren McCartney is an artist and academic
26 September - 8 October 2016
26 September - 1 October: GRACE JONES
1 - 4 October: GRACE BELLAVUE
5 - 8 October: GRACE CODDINGTON
Three white female torso busts led to the project idea of the Three Graces, daughters of Zeus, from Greek mythology, and the sculpture by Canova, based on the Hellenic original (and a popular subject evident throughout art history). While representing joy, beauty and goodness, the Graces were also connected to the shadow of the Greek underworld and the Elysian mysteries, Persephone and Demeter. A chief rôle of the Graces was to entertain and serve in the divine court.
Underpinned by a critique of of 'the male gaze', and observations of its Persephonic elements, the exhibition developed, as the mythical Graces initially intended for the project, gave way to a contemporary take with the Grace's Jones, Bellavue and Coddington, in relation to the concept, and a kind of reclaiming. Issues in Australia over the last months involving the Internet and images of women.
The exhibition closes 7 days prior to the first anniversary of Bellavue's suicide of 15 October 2015. Jones and Coddington have both recently published their autobiographies.
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DIAMONDSKULL 'Petal' necklace
West Australian seashells, nylon and
(Image: Kate Koivisto Wheeler 2016)
Gotham artist Mel Dare is exhibiting 4 works called Constructing Memory at Peek-a-Boo Gallery from the 10th - 23rd October 2016.
For more than 16 years Dare has been interested in the mechanics of meaning. This body of work investigates how memory is constructed and how it relates to personal narrative.
Memories are mothers, lovers, bullies on a rampage. Protectors, seducers, tormentors. Drowning, smothering, saving us again and again. Images flash - pain, pleasure, ambivalence. Held in a present long since past, reminding.
Too Close to See, acrylic paint and ink on Belgian linen, 20 x 15cm 2015