PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS - 2012
05.10.12 - 03.11.12
OPENING FRIDAY 5 OCT 2012
Tim’s exhibition ‘Mr. Echo’ explores his interest in how perceptions of our environment are built. Architecture and weaving are used as analogies for perceptions built from social, institutional and media influences.
Large drawings made from repetitive mark making represent architectural structures and building materials. The hand drawn quality of these drawings transforms and undermines associations of repetition with stability and control. Similarly the 3-dimensional objects’ hand made and repetitive textural surfaces work as both structural support and as a shifting surface.
Tim Sterling received the Anne and Gordon Samstag scholarship in 2004 enabling him to be awarded a Master’s of Fine Arts from Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. He has been a recipient of two Australia Council Studio residencies in Milan 2008 and Tokyo 2010. Tim’s work has been exhibited in various places across Australia and around the world such as hatched (WA), Primavera (NSW), Roslyn Oxley 9 (NSW), AEAF (SA), The Physics Room (NZ) and Consortium (Netherlands). He also participated in Model Mania a workshop presented by The Domus Academy with Olafur Eliasson in Venice, Italy 2005. Tim is represented in Adelaide by Hugo Mitchell Gallery.
B.E.L.T., plywood, hardwood, MDF, screws, nuts, bolts,
170 x 370 x 84cm, 2012
13.07.12 - 28.07.12
OPENING FRIDAY 13 JULY 2012
Confine – Five Melbourne artists mine the possibilities of paint and sculpture through figurative deformations and social awareness.
James Bonnici’s distorted figures have been receiving a lot of attention and this new work is built off the back of his recent successes at Art Melbourne. Combining with Bonnici’s finely rendered works are ADi Brierley’s socially aware and consciously political paintings of native animals tenderly juxtaposed with ipods, mobile phones and other types of neo-junk.
Toni-Ann Dowd’s dark and strangely oceanic masks are a confronting distortion of the portrait. They take the figurative and add a layer of concealment and detachment. As with Dan Sibley’s work, he is looking further inside the human condition rendering abstract paintings of internal organs, creating an ambiguous play between figuration and abstraction.
Nicholas Ives new paintings continue his fascination with gothic morbidity in the grotesque portraiture he is so well known for and this new work is equally Goya-esque and combines well with the group of artists chosen for this show.
Each artist represented in this exhibition is a resident of the Blender Studios. The tone and quality of the work exhibited is powerful and sobering, but meek and personal at the same time and a genuine example of painting in Melbourne now.
OTHER EXHIBITIONS AT MICHAEL KORO GALLERIES
THE BLENDER CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION OPENING FRI 17 NOV 12
THE MELBOURNE SCAR STORIES EXHIBITION OPENING SAT 10TH NOV 12
THE INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF MILIKAPITI OPENING 3RD AUGUST 2012
LUX 0.7 04.05.12
COVERING GROUND - 27.03.12
US AND THEM- 28.02.12
RMIT FMA EXHIBITION - 7.02.12