EXHIBITIONS OPENING NIGHT: THURS 13 JAN 2022

YOU ARE INVITED TO EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT : Thursday 13 Jan 2022 EXHIBITION : 12 - 23 Jan, 2022

Art Exhibition currently on at BlackCat Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 12 January 2022 to Sunday 23 January 2022
Launch Thursday 13 January 2022, 6:00-8:30 pm.

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SPACE 1 : William Christensen
In an ocean of reproduction, solace can be found in the entropy that follows. The degradation of materials and the moment that we catch them, observe and palpate them is a precious thing. But it is not rare.
William Magnus Christensen is a sculptor and furniture maker who grew up in the coastal town of Walyalup, of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, otherwise known as Fremantle, Western Australia. Corrosive salt spray reduced industrial monuments to skeletal forms and beds of limestone are the foundations and the walls of the architecture that surrounded him. His work inverts these landscapes; mooring lines hanging from a foundation as if captured in free-fall; industrial forms that are encouraged to rust from plants that reclaim them; a tangle of abandoned steel.
His works are a combination of careful planning and free-form spontaneity, a rebellion against the simplified forms of mass production and an ode to the pre-raphaelites. Both mimicking natural complexity and borrowing it, the works are rich in texture and detail and are an attempt to cherish the unseen labour that exists beneath objects. Balancing the perceived opulence of polished stone with steel from his own work-benches that have seen countless hours of cuts, scrapes and gouges resulting in an unthinking abstract impression. The tension between materials is paralleled by that of the forms: tangling, busy assemblages act as counterweight to a simple plane; a polished surface. Physical functionality also plays a more subtle role, bringing the viewer closer, interacting with the surfaces and, in the end, allowing for a contemplation. They are pensive objects.
SUPPORT BY City of Yarra

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SPACE 2 : Dissonance
Amy Cooper, Kelly Ong and Holly Goodridge
This exhibition is a collection of abstract paintings by three different artists. Each work explores different concepts and yet all maintain the same methods of play and discovery. This opens a conversation through abstract motifs, shared energies and refined colour relationships. The culmination of works in this exhibition showcases the paradoxical shifts within painting.
There is a difference in speed, harmony and dissonance in each artists’ work questioning the relationship with the viewer – how do forms in painting map to cogitation in the mind? These creative approaches harness the state of flux and transformative qualities of painting. Qualities which are then extended into space through creating the works in response to the sites they were made in.
This shared approach allows the works to form conversations with each other. The gallery space is activated through a site specific installation further extending the site conscious aspects of the work. Through variations of gestural and contemplative mark making, the works sit in a nebulous state with each other and the space they inhabit.

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SPACE 3: Nanou Dupuis
Nanou’s painting circumscribes absolute abstraction. Her Western background seeks Eastern wisdom. Momentum of continuing brushstrokes refine precise instinctive flows within an expandable colour palette.
Aesthetically each artwork reads as a combination of traditional calligraphy mark- making with contemporary references to graffiti. Her work defies traditional perspective within a coloured maze of movements. Speed and permanence of handmade mark processes and material, relies upon a ‘one shot’ approach.
The concept of this show takes a retrospective turn allowing access to experimental stages of her practice.

Location

BLACKCAT GALLERY
420 Brunswick St. Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Wed -Sun 11:00 – 5:00 pm
info@blackcatgallery.com.au
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