Nana Ohnesorge BLACK BEAUTY 15 October - 9 November 2014 Opening night Wednesday 15 October 6-8pm

Upcoming exhibition opening for Nana Ohnesorge's solo exhibition, BLACK BEAUTY.

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in Chippendale precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 15 October 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014
Launch Wednesday 15 October 2014, 6-8pm

Nana Ohnesorge, bundjalungboy, Portrait of Djon Mundine, after Michael Riley image

Published by Galerie pompom on Tuesday 23 September 2014.
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In BLACK BEAUTY Nana Ohnesorge presents a series of paintings, works on paper and sculpture inspired by Australia’s First People and the artist’s deepening engagement with Aboriginal people. The work celebrates Aboriginal heroes and role models in our shared iconography, featuring portrait paintings of Bennelong, Linda Burney and Djon Mundine. Works on paper revisit and contemporalise historic depictions of Aboriginal people to highlight the humanity, beauty, dignity and strength of the First Australians and their culture. Simultaneously Ohnesorge continues to explore white Australia’s fraught relationship with its history by recoding the purpose of found objects in sculptural busts charged with political intent. Ohnesorge’s palette is unapologetically bold, rich in neon and anti-naturalistic hues, creating an immediate and palpable opposition to the picturesque. BLACK BEAUTY is Ohnesorge’s second solo exhibition at Galerie pompom.

German-born Nana Ohnesorge is primarily a painter who works across a range of media. In 2014, Ohnesorge will stage solo exhibitions at both Galerie pompom in Sydney and Griffith Regional Gallery, where she has conducted an extensive portraiture project with the Aboriginal community. Ohnesorge completed a BFA in painting at the National Art School, Sydney, in 2005 and graduated in 2006 with First Class Honours. She has been awarded some major art prizes and residencies, and been a finalist in many art prizes, including the Blake Prize, the Jacaranda Drawing Award, the Kedumba Drawing Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Sulman Prize (four-time finalist). Past exhibitions include Revealed 1, curated by Erica Green, Samstag Museum Adelaide, TWENTY/20 at UTS Gallery, Sydney, and Dubbo Regional Arts Centre, a fairy’s tale at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Our Lucky Country at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. Ohnesorge was a member of artist-run gallery MOP Projects in Sydney from 2006 – 2013. Since 2009 she has been teaching painting at the National Art School in Sydney.


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