Kylie Banyard, 'Mono Nuovo'

Banyard's second solo exhibition at Galerie pompom continues the artist’s fascination with outmoded optical media and alternative modes of living. Departing from her previous exploration of exterior views of unusual dwellings, 'Mono Nuovo' explores the interiors of a selection of handmade houses, as well as some of the unusual objects kept within these spaces.

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 17 September 2014 to Sunday 12 October 2014
Launch Wednesday 17 September 2014, 6-8pm

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Published by Galerie pompom on Monday 01 September 2014.
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Kylie Banyard’s forthcoming exhibition at Galerie pompom continues the artist’s fascination with outmoded optical media and alternative modes of living. Departing from her previous exploration of exterior views of unusual dwellings, Banyard here explores the interiors of a selection of handmade houses, as well as some of the unusual objects kept within these spaces. For this new series of paintings a group of hazy geometric photographs acted as a starting point, providing atmosphere and a chromatic ground from which to construct the work.

Mono Nuovo derives from the Italian name for the popular 18th century peepshow. The term translates as ‘new world’, highlighting the observer’s experience of the optical curiosity as one seduced by images of faraway lands. For Banyard, the interior spaces she explores within the paintings and the atmosphere provided by the kaleidoscopic ground recalls the Italian tradition of mono nuovo through an ability to evoke another place and time, signaling otherworldly faraway lands and suggestive of her own utopian yearning for a mono nuovo.

Kylie Banyard is primarily a painter who works across a range of media. In 2014, she will stage solo exhibitions at both Broken Hill Regional Gallery and Galerie pompom, Sydney. Further upcoming projects include Future’s Knot, curated by Peter Johnson, at The Lock Up, Newcastle for TiNA 2014, and Fleet at Metro Arts, Brisbane where she will exhibit a collaborative work with Ron Adams. Past exhibitions include Magic Mountain, curated by Debbie Pryor, at Craft Victoria, Melbourne and Imagining Alternatives at Firstdraft Galley, Sydney, which was supported by an emerging artists residency and funding from Arts NSW. Past residencies include the Cité International des Arts, Paris (2012). Banyard holds a PhD in Fine Arts and lectures at both UNSW Art and Design and Sydney College of the Arts.

There will be an exhibition essay by Andrew Frost.

ASSOCIATED EXHIBITIONS:
Future’s Knot, group exhibition curated by Peter Johnson (MCA, Sydney), The Lock-Up, Newcastle
Opening 3 October

Kylie Banyard, Imagining Alternatives, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Broken Hill
Opening 10 October

Location

Galerie pompom
2/39 Abercrombie Street
Chippendale NSW 2010