PAUL MALLAM

Catalogue

Standing/Falling: New Sculpture

21 - 30 September 2017
Thursday - Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Night: Thursday 21 September, 6-8 pm

Paul is a multi-disciplinary artist working across painting, sculpture and photography. As well as working in non-representational sculpture, Paul has a significant portraiture practice and has been a finalist in both the Archibald Prize and the National Photographic Portrait Prize. He also completes one 50 minute painting every day that he posts on facebook and instagram, as a form of engagement between traditional art-making and online media. Paul holds degrees in Fine Art from the National Art School, History from the University of Sydney and Law from the Australian National University. This is his sixth solo exhibition and his first solo sculpture exhibition.

paulmallam@mallamlaw.com

JUDY MARSH

Catalogue

The Shape of Space

7 - 30 September 2017
Thursday - Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Night: Thursday 7 September, 6-8 pm


Working with a composition of shapes that never intersect, I was reminded of a story by the writer Italo Calvino where in falling through space, the narrator realises his trajectory is parallel to that of others - unable to make contact with his counterparts he imagines the shape of space could change so he can cross over and interact with them¹. Finding unity and integration in these compositions of vertical linear shapes, my reliance on cross correspondence of elements across space has seemed to be amplified. 

The repetitive action of creating vertical shapes or planes, balancing and rebalancing ever-changing proportional relationships across the picture plane and the process of negotiating the sought after composition within each of these works, seemed closer to a kind of combat than my work has previously taken me. Unlike the 3D and volumetric works that have engaged my interest in recent years, I have set out in these works to fracture planes - which previously I may have set out to establish - and break down volumes with the aim of reassembling all the elements into something more simultaneous, immediate and complete. 

An artist practising in Sydney since 1982, Judy has exhibited in commercial, institutional and artist-run galleries. Her work encompasses both 2D and 3D practices and is included in art collections such as Artbank, the University of Wollongong, Illawarra Institute of Technology, and numerous corporate and private collections. She teaches in Painting and Drawing at the Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE and formerly in metropolitan and regional Art colleges since 1986. She graduated with a BA in Visual Arts at the City Art Institute in 1982 (now Art & Design, NSW University) and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Adult Teacher Education in 1989. 

¹ The Form of Space, Italo Calvino.

http://www.artlib.com.au/artist/judy-marsh

CARRIE FRASER

Catalogue

Systems

7 - 16 September 2017
Thursday - Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening Night: Thursday 7 September, 6-8 pm
Artist in Gallery: Sunday 10 September, 10 am-2 pm

                           Saturday 16 September, 2-6 pm

The drawings begin with a set of rules (a system), a grid on the paper and a supply of pens. The process includes a tally kept of the line count, which adds to the intensity of the labour of drawing and also adds to the meditative quality of the work. Frequently there comes a time in the drawing process when ‘mistakes’ are made. These are welcome because the outcomes cannot be predicted and are often surprising.


Carrie Fraser recently graduated from UNSW Art and Design with a BFA (Hons) and is currently completing a Master of Art Therapy at Western Sydney University. In 2016 she was awarded the Art & Design Industry Award for Drawing. Fraser has exhibited in group exhibitions and has been a finalist in The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize and the Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer Award. Fraser has been invited to participate in the 2017 Kedumba Drawing Award. Systems is Fraser’s first solo show.


http://carriefraser.com/