Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Report.

On Wednesday I went to Sydney to visit several galleries. Instead of driving I took the train and had a much less stressful day. It was one of those sparkling sunny days that Sydney is famous for and as I walked through Paddington the air was heady with the scent of Murraya.
First I visited James Dorahy Project Space in Potts Point. colouring-in (material) is group show  group  by the galleries artists. There is a strong and consistent aesthetic to the artists James represents and the exhibition sat really well in the curved walled space.

Sullivan and Stumpf also had a group show of the galleries artists. I enjoy these shows as I am introduced to the work of artists I haven't seen before and can watch out for their solo shows.

Sherrie Knipe's Waterways above was a watering can made from plywood butterflies and in the downstairs galley there were two gouaches by Sydney Ball which unlike his usual minimal work were layered images of drops of paint and which were testament to his skills as a great colourist.

From there I went to Danks Street after a costly retail detour in Oxford Street.

Dominik Mersch had a group show where the Stefan Thiel woodcuts were the standout works for me. I enjoy the shifting grids he creates in works like Ali.
Stefan Theil, Ali, 2009, 44 x 38 cm, cut- out.

Conny Dietzschold was showing the sculptures and drawings of Robert Schad.  The drawings  explore the line with great elegance and when translated into delicate sculptures the works occupy space in an improbable manner and seem to dance above the floor belying their construction from sturdy steel quad. I would like to have seen them in a larger space to fully appreciate their lightness of form.

Robert Schad, Steel Sculpture.


Candice Herne said...

what a wonderful day you had Susan. Loved seeing all this work.Thanks! I've seen Sherrie's work before.Beautiful! Hope you bought something devine!

Nicola Moss said...

Hi Susan,
It's great to see a variety of work on show, you must be enjoying these days of gallery hopping. I like the Stefan Theil work a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

Susan Buret said...

Glad you enjoyed it Nicola and Candy. I thought that you might like Stefan Theil's work Nicola.

Jen said...

What a lovely way to spend your day! And further stimulate your creative urges. I loved the Stefan Theil work too. Hope you are well down there - in the cool?

Cindy Morefield said...

So much interesting work! Thanks for sharing your gallery gleanings.

Janice Mason Steeves said...

Thanks for this....So fabulous to see some work going on in Australia. I particularly love the work of Annie Aitken.

Do you take photos in the gallery, and if so, does this concern the gallery at all? I often hesitate to take photos, esp in commercial galleries.

Novi On The Go said...

Sydney Ball's work is amazing, I clicked on the photo to see it bigger and saw some dynamic energy. Thank you for sharing your day Susan, the works are very inspiring.

I tagged you on my blog, would you be inclined to play along?

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