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August Exhibitions

 4 –  19 August 2017

Opening Friday 4 August 6-8pm

Artist Talks Saturday 19 August 3-5pm

10 Junction street Marrickville

6 minutes easy walk aong Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station


GALLERY ONE

Landscaping

Amala Groom

Kim Mahood

Nicole Monks

Katya Petetskaya

Douglas Schofield

Peter Sharp

Kristel Smits

 Landscaping brings together the work of seven artists: Amala Groom, Kim Mahood, Nicole Monks, Katya Petetskaya, Douglas Schofield, Peter Sharp and Kristel Smits. Normally understood as a process whereby land is physically modified according to an aesthetic schema, landscaping, in this exhibition, becomes a way of seeing, being and responding. The aim is to bring a variety of perspectives into a dialogue, whether they are driven by formal considerations and/or political and cultural imperatives.

GALLERY TWO

Marie McMahon

Weathered

Perforated colour-forms and flow formations. Recent paintings.

These experiments with organic form and colour come from interactions with some of the natural phenomena at Cape Banks and Cruwee Cove in Botany Bay, from fungus growing in the bush to the contents of rockpools and the perforations created by the weathering of rocks.

THE CRANNY

Jodi Woodward

Matter(ed) Memory

“Our present is the materiality of our life, it is unique for each moment of duration.” (Bergson, H. 1911)

The physicality and alchemy of this drawing investigation, uses steel and paper to contest the delicate and volatile relationship between the two mediums. Drawn with plasma and molten ash this performative record evidences time, chance and endurance, challenging notions of survival and wholeness.

DEEP SPACE

Rosie Thomas

What am I doing? Why are you here?

Time is problematic. It is a measurement of distance. A non-solid that fills a space. What am I doing? Why are you here? proposes a disorientation of ones self in a non-space. Here the artist intersects the real and the invented and invites her audience to be actively self-reflexive. The artist negotiates the moments of failure associated an unsustainable and only partially accessible poetic time-associated materiality.

Images from top to bottom: Amala Groom, Portrait of a Woman, 2015, Epsom pigment print on Ilford Gallerie gloss 310gsm, ed 1/10 + 1AP. Image: Liz Warning; Marie McMahon, Perforated Polychrome #2, 2017. Photo Warren Mackriss, Hi Res Digital Imaging; Jodi Woodward, Plate 1 (detail), 5mm mild steel and ink, 30 x 60cm, Image by Eliza McInnes; and Rosie Thomas, What am I doing? (detail) Why are you here? 2017, Image courtesy of the artist.

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Chai and Cheerio

On Saturday 16 May we will see the closing of two wonderful exhibitions

Ajay Sharma:Past Continuous

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And

Screen Memories: Photographs by Kendal Heyes

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Ajay will soon be returning to his studio in Jaipur and Kendal will be making the journey back down the escarpment to the Illawarra.

To celebrate both exhibitions and to give everyone the opportunity to say good-bye to Ajay, and to Kendal, and even hello, we are going to cook up a big pot of delicious chai. This is your chance to catch the final hours of Past Continuous and Screen Memories and to see the incredible accomplishments of Ajay’s students.

Saturday 16 May, 3.30 – 5.00pm

AirSpace Projects, 10 Junction Street, Marrickville

ALL WELCOME!

 

Top image: Ajay Sharma, Hunting Scene, 2015. Image Courtesy of the Artist
Image below: Kendal Heyes, Untitled (Curtain III), 2014. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Two exhibitions opening at AirSpace Projects on Friday 1 May 6.00-8.00pm

Ajay Sharma

Past Continuous

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 To be opened by Dr Diane Losche, UNSW | Art and Design,
after the Puja ceremony at 6.30pm.
Performance of Indian classical music by
Manbir Singh (vocal), Inderpreet Singh (vocal and harmonium) and Ranbir Singh (tabla).

We are thrilled to announce that Ajay Sharma is returning to Sydney from Jaipur for his second solo exhibition, Past Continuous, at AirSpace Projects. He will be exhibiting a unique series of works as well as paintings in the Indian miniature painting tradition.

In the series Past Continuous, Ajay Sharma expresses his love and respect for the wonderful legacy of traditions handed down by his ancestors: ‘It is still very much part of us, part of our culture and of our identity.’ Yet all around him Ajay Sharma is witness to the decay of these traditions and the destruction of the exquisite remnants of the past as India undergoes rapid modernisation and social change. His work provides a profound commentary on the collision of old and new and poses the question as to whether or not anything can be done to save this legacy.


Screen Memories

Photographs by Kendal Heyes

 

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This series takes its title from Freud’s term ‘screen memory’, used to describe a vivid but banal memory that functions to hide another, more traumatic one. The series also plays with other ideas related to screens and memory-images, and how one image can give rise to another through association. Screen Memories uses contemporary and historical photographs in a series in which images from different times and places interact, creating an interplay of narratives within the gallery space.

 

Top Image: Ajay Sharma, 2015. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Bottom Image: Kendal heyes, 2015. Image Coutesy of the Artist.


 

 

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