The exhibition explores the territory that blooms in the instant of encounter. Like an underground fungal bloom, affective relations silently grow between artworks, spaces, artists and viewers.
Venue: AEAF, Adelaide
Exhibition dates: 3 May – 1 June 2013
Roy Ananda, R’lyeh Maquettes, 2011, wood, caster wheels, dimensions variable
The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) is presenting the devourer, a major solo exhibition by Roy Ananda.
CACSA’s Manifest series focuses on South Australian artists who have been awarded the prestigious Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Art Award, which Ananda received in 2010.
Ananda will be presenting a floortalk on Friday 26 April at 5.30pm.
Venue: Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Exhibition dates: 26 April – 26 May 2013
Please visit the CACSA website for more information
Roy Ananda, The abomination of abominations, 2012, oak, beeswax, digital print, 190 x 120 x 90cm. Photography James Field
Roy Ananda‘s solo exhibition R’lyeh Maquettes opens at dianne tanzer gallery + projects this Saturday 24 November.
“For several years the influence of horror and science-fiction literature has lurked at the periphery of my practice. The most recurrent and pervasive influence seems to be the work of American pulp author Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937). The murky, pseudo-mythology that underpinned Lovecraft’s nihilistic tales of cosmic horror – today known as the Cthulhu Mythos – continues to be augmented and expanded upon by legions of authors, artists, gamers and fans to this day. The inventory of bizarre entities, nightmarish locales, alien artefacts and forbidden tomes that constitutes the Cthulhu Mythos grows ever larger and with R’lyeh Maquettes I find myself contributing my own portion of user-generated Mythos content.” – Roy Ananda
Please join us for a drink at the gallery this Saturday, 3-5pm!
Exhibition runs until 22 December
Roy Ananda, The abomination of abominations, 2012, Oak, beeswax, digital print, 190x120x90cm
Photograph by James Field
Roy Ananda’s solo exhibition opens next Saturday 24 November 3-5pm.
For several years the influence of horror and science-fiction literature has lurked at the periphery of Ananda’s practice. The most recurrent and pervasive influence seems to be the work of American pulp author Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937).
While this new body of work is unashamedly an extended fan letter to Lovecraft, his mythology serves less as subject matter and more as a organizing principle for Ananda’s sculptural strategies: the spatial manipulation of the drawn or printed image; subtle interventions on found objects; and the use of mutable, modular structures, held just shy of their point of collapse.
Roy Ananda’s exhibition is on at dianne tanzer gallery + projects until 22 Dec.
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Roy Ananda, The abomination of abominations, 2012, Oak, beeswax, digital print, 190x120x90cm, Photograph by James Field
Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce are the recipients of Melbourne Laneway Commissions for 2011……brilliant !
This is an annual program and the commissions provide ongoing opportunities for artists, foster creative capacity and strongly advocate the artist profession.
Unpredictable by nature the Laneway Commissions have grown to become a significant part of Melbourne’s richly layered cultural life.
Helen Pynor is in the news again with Breath, a solo show at GV Art in London, a gallery specialising in art-science practice. The exhibition continues until 2 July. The show was reviewed by New Scientist. Her beautiful work, Milk is also currently at the Australian Centre for Photography.
Yet more exciting news for Natasha Bieniek – after her sellout show, she has now been shortlisted for the Redlands Westpac Art Prize Oct-Nov 2011 – what a year it has been so far !
If you are in Adelaide go to see Roy Ananda’s work in Imagining Interiors at the Jam Factory, it is based on contemporary and historical Gothic literature. Current until July 10 2011
Merrin Eirth’s work at Docklands New Quay can now be seen at all hours in the window space of LPC Service 104/7 Rakaia Way New Quay
The countdown has begun for Korean International Art Fair 2011! In late September the gallery team and Victoria Reichelt will be heading to Seoul for the gallery’s first international art fair. 2011 is the Australian and Korean year of friendship so as the featured country at KIAF 2011, a herd of 19 Australian galleries will be participating.
An academic program, collectors tours and VIP events accompany the art fair so if you’re in the area, check it out!Victoria Reichelt, Uprising, 2010, oil on linen, 112 x 91cm
Juan Ford is off to New York this July to undertake a residency at the OMI International Arts Center, Columbia County, N.Y. U.S.A. It was awarded by the Art Omi Australia Committee. See www.artomi.org for updates and info.
Local news: Daniel Dorall can be seen at Twenty by Thirty Gallery which is located at 20 Presgrave Place (enter via Howey Place off Little Collins Street) Melbourne. Dorall has on ongoing fascination with mazes and miniatures which can be seen in Lot’s Wife which opens on June 1 until 30 June.
New addition to the gallery! Joel Zika is featured in Dreamweavers, a group exhibition curated by Simon Gregg. Winding a path of the fantastic, dreams, nightmares and darkness, the exhibition is now open at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC 14 May – 10 July 2011. The exhibition will be touring around the country for next next two years! – McClelland Gallery, Swan Hill Regional Gallery VIC, Maitland Regional Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre NSW, Redland Art Gallery QLD & Plimsoll Gallery TAS.
Joel Zika, Wildwoods, 2010, video production still.
Roy Ananda architectural sculptures are featured at the Jam Factory, Adelaide. Imagining Interiors is a group exhibition on until 10 July. Curator Wendy Walker has invited artists to create new work surrounding the theme on contemporary Gothic literature.