Black can be a very expressive colour for artists. Although often perceived as a tool for describing emotion, it is also used as a device for conveying light, building texture or creating density or space within the picture plane.
Nick Hall’s new series, 'Rumpus Room', explores critical narratives of modern relationships between humans, and between humans and nature, depicting feelings of a yearning for control.
2017 - 2018
This popular annual exhibition showcases an incredible collection of impressive contemporary and modern works of art, including new works in stock as well as rare collectable pieces sourced from private collections around Australia.
Min-Woo Bang, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, David Fairbairn, Sai-Wai Foo, Nick Hall, Mark Hislop, Marcella Kaspar, Deborah Marks, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Christopher Orchard, Nick Stathopoulos, Neil Taylor, Rosemary Valadon, Judith White, Jo Young.
For most of my painting life my abiding interest has been light - it's both the medium and the message of painting.
Painters are obsessed with beginnings and I'm starting on a series now of works now which show the beginnings of light.
More than just the daily dawn of the sun they show this in the most ancient and primaeval context : emerging from the ocean or casting light into the deep recesses of the forest.
PREVIEWING AT SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
BOOTH A05 | 7-10 SEPTEMBER
Christopher Orchard’s paintings and drawings contain the hall-marks of fine draughtsmanship in their composition, sure line and imaginative scope. The breadth and possibilities of meanings his work opens up, through narrative and technique, offer the viewer a multifaceted journey rather than any predictable outcome.
The work of Eleanor Millard is recognised for its haunting imagery and subtle blended forms of remote country and coastal Victorian landscapes. These ethereal places are also fragments of the artist’s memories of time past, inviting contemplation of another dimension and other-world.
The second show to celebrate the gallery's first year will focus on light and space, elements artists consider strongly when rendering or interpreting landscape.
This exhibition brings together the subject of still life alongside personal and arbitrary objects which fascinate and infatuate artists.
In this most recent body of work, Bec Juniper relates to the remote Western Australian landscape as distinctively feminine, despite many of the area’s activities, such as mining and fishing, being traditionally associated with a masculine gender. Drawn to the desert and open spaces in a meditative way, Juniper uses intuition, employing different techniques with a buffet of natural materials from oxides and ochres.
Celia Perceval paints a sense of the Australian landscape bursting into life and, at times, these new paintings seem almost overwhelmed by the intensity of their subject matter. Yet these works are less about the precise subject, the depiction of bush and birds, and more about the artist's love of paint. With a preference for painting plein air, Perceval's work is always a direct response to her surrounds.
"While my work is expressionistic and you can make out the narrative, I paint in abstraction, it flows through me. This is a conscious process despite its seemingly meditative approach”, states Perceval.
Kerry McInnis: "My latest body of work continues my efforts to evoke the landscape as the compelling entity that I perceive. It is an uncomfortable - sometimes disturbing, always engrossing - immersion into space."
Nolan's landscapes are characterised by space, the vastness and emptiness of the Australian outback and the endless stretch of its eastern coastline.
This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a selection of striking paintings and drawings by award winning artist, Margaret Woodward, presented in the context of a contemporary living space.