Glorious Descent

Glorious Descent
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40cm

Monday, November 9, 2015

current exhibition

You are invited to drinks with the artists
Clara Adolphs | Sally Anderson | Justin Cooper
 
Madeleine Cruise | Robert Malherbe
opening Wednesday 11th November 2015 from 6 - 8pm


735 Bourke Street Redfern 9310 7606  
Gallery hours Thurs 2 – 5pm, Sat 2 – 5pm & Sun 2 – 5pm



Clara Adolphs
I work with anonymous old photographs, recreating the image and restoring the life of the subject.
By capturing isolated details of the past, my work explores the notion of memory, and the fragile, fleeting existence of humanity.
I use a combination of palette knife and brush, with a generous amount of paint. I take much pleasure in surrendering control and allowing the paint to take on a life of it's own. I also enjoy the contrast this creates, between the surface of the painting and that of the photograph.
The anonymity of the characters in my paintings is an attempt to avoid sentimentality. Being disconnected from their identity, allows a focus on the indefinable, yet timeless nature of the human
condition.


Sally Anderson
There are many ways we remember, occupy space and anticipate situations. Sally Anderson’s work blurs dualities: foreground/background, floating/falling, fact/fiction, interior/exterior, remembering/forgetting and thus reinterprets our understandings of familiar spaces, relationships, associations, situations and emotions.
Sally uses an intuitive play with colour, perspective and suggestive architectural motifs within abstracted landscapes. Deliberate metaphoric reference to still-life and landscape, both experienced and anticipated, are suggestive of language and thought, presence and absence.
Sally recently graduated from UNSW Art and Design (COFA) with a degree in Fine Art majoring in Printmaking. In 2013 she was awarded the Nortec Young Artist Award (Tweed River Gallery) and the Earle Backen Award for excellence in Printmaking (COFA). In 2014 she undertook the SIM artist residency in Reykjavik (Iceland) and in 2015 was a finalist for The Brett Whitely Travelling Arts Scholarship. 


Justin Cooper
Cooper studied at the National Art School graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2008 and has recently exhibited at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery in Glazed and Confused and at Sydney Contemporary.
Justin's approach to ceramics is linked to his interest in sustainability and the impact of consumption on the environment. Working with found and recycled materials Cooper's surfaces suggest glazes but are often the results of surprises borne of firings of found and recycled materials including glass. 


Madeleine Cruise

 UTILISING SCULPTURE AND PAINTING MADELEINE CREATES COLOURFUL TACTILE AND HIGHLY SENSATIONAL objects and ENVIRONMENTS THAT EXPLORE SUBCONSCIOUS DREAMING AND DESIRE. HER WORKS OPERATE AS FUSIONS OF THE REAL AND IMAGINARY WORLD BY COMBINING REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGERY WITH AN ABSTRACT LANGUAGE.
Madeleine graduated from the National Art School with a BFA (HONS) IN 2009. her ongoing practice has been supported by studio residencies with First Draft, Fraser Studios, the bundanon trust, banff centre canada and marrickville garage. madeleine has exhibited in group and solo shows in Australia and canada and has been a finalist in the mosman and waterhouse art prizes. 



Robert Malherbe
Malherbe's work responds to the immediacy of the life model and plein air approaches to painting. His sensual and direct approach are evident in the lush, rich surfaces of his landscapes in this exhibition. Malherbe was the recipient of the 2015 Manning Art Prize: Naked and Nude, and a finalist in this year’s Wynne, Mosman, Paddington and NSW Parliament Plein Air prizes.
Robert is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery in Brisbane and James Makin Gallery in Melbourne.



Home@735 is an art gallery located in a terrace house in Sydney's Redfern.
The gallery's aim is to promote artwork in a domestic context.


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