Sunday, 11 December 2011

News from Richard Stride

Congratulations to Richard who has been awarded an ArtStart grant in the current round from Arts Queensland.
This will give a boost to the business of being an artist and help him in his early career.  

You can check out more about ArtStart on the Arts Queensland website.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Local velocity slows to an imperceptible pace

Well, the last of the Pace Project exhibitions has closed, the artists have collected their works from the space, and the walls of the space are being patched for the next exhibition.

I will pass on news of what the Pace artists are doing when I can, from time to time ...

Here are a couple more shots of the installed LV show.

Tools for Living by Mike Riddle, also part view of Mike's Dead Reckoning

(difficult to see from a distance) Phoebe McDonald's works, and partial view Dead Reckoning by Mike Riddle
And I think this Pace blog may continue in a slightly different way - watch this space!

A show in Melbourne - Bruce Reynolds

If you are in Melbourne over the summer, call in to see Bruce's work at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, at 25 Collins Street.

The show is called Bruce Reynolds: Floor to Ceiling, and is an exhibition of works inspired by Bruce's residency at the hotel in June 2010.

Exhibition dates are 6 December 2011 - 29 February 2012
open daily.

Here's an image of the exhibition invitation:

North, 2011. 155x120 cm. linoleum, paint and giclee print on wood

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Interesting & informative talk by Carl Warner today

Carl answered questions about his fascinating and beautiful photographs. Looking at them, it isn't easy to see how they were made, and several people were surprised to find that they are 'straight' photos - that is, they aren't manipulated or constructed digitally.

The grid that seems to be overlaid on the image is actually part of what was there in the space where Carl took the photographs - the gleaming reflective surfaces of mirrored mosaics in an old(-ish) theatre foyer.

Carl explains...

and describes some of his thought processes when making work. 

Carl's extensive experience is clearly evident in this work. And there is always such valuable information that comes out of these q & a sessions. 

Something I really like, and had not realised before is that much of the colour in these works is generated by light sources in the space that was being photographed. The pink glow, the greenish glow are caused in large part by the way the process of photography responds to light temperature. Those seductive colours and the surface of the photographs are further enhanced by being printed on metallic paper, and the print is then bonded to acrylic.

This was the very last talk of the very last event of the 2011 Pace Project! All good things come to an end eventually.

Friday, 18 November 2011

CARL WARNER'S TALK - DON'T MISS IT! Wed 23rd. 12.30pm. BIA.

Carl's Q & A session - the last one for Local Velocity Exhibition, and for the Pace Project.

Not to be missed!

In the meantime, here's an image of one of Carl's photographs from a previous body of work to enjoy:

paint01, 2006. type C print. Image courtesy Carl Warner & Jan Manton Art.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Mike Riddle's talk - insight into thinking through materials

Mike's talk began with some explanation of ideas that provoked him to make the series of works called Tools for Living. 

He had brought along some works other than the ones in the exhibition, including tests and experiments with materials in process, to help illustrate the technical and conceptual processes he uses to make his artworks. Many of the works are made with cast metal using lost wax processes or similar casting techniques involving several steps. Latex is another material he uses really effectively:

The processes used are quite physical and the works themselves look as if you should pick them up to try to work out how to use them. It was good to be able to handle the small works which were mostly tool-like, solid to hold and surprisingly detailed with personal references such as the kitchen grater cast in lead, with rows of teeth taken from a cast of one of Mike's own teeth. 

This was a great talk/Q & A session, informal and informative. Can't wait to see where Mike's practice takes him, and the next work he produces!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

23 NOV - LAST DAY for LV exhibition

Arrive before 12.30 on Wednesday 23rd to see Carl's work, and to hear his talk.

The whole exhibition closes at 4pm on the 23rd, but don't leave it till the last minute to arrive!