Just a quick reminder that the current exhibition of New Works by Eveline Kotai at EHDO - Quarters finishes on May 19 and will be open during the following hours:
WED 5 - 7pmTHURS 5 - 7pmFRI 5 - 7pmSAT 12 - 5pmSUN12 - 5pmOR by appointment at other times by phoning Eveline 0422 845 933After the 19th of May, there will be a rotating display of Eveline's work until the end of June,which may be viewed by appointment.
Please feel free to drop in for a glass of wine & a more contemplative look at the work.
GH thought you might be interested in this link from the Guardian: RB Kitaj: an obsession with revenge
The painter RB Kitaj was known for his brilliant draughtsmanship and fierce intelligence. Until the 'Tate war' of 1994, that is, when critics savaged him as 'pseudo intellectual'. Will the first retrospective since his 2007 suicide finally rehabilitate him?
We extend this invitation for you to view an exciting program of exhibitions to be held on the second Sunday of every month. This is a welcome opportunity to visit the artists where they live and work. Different studios will be open each month.
Planned 2013 Dates
Feb 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, Aug 11th, Sep 8th, Oct 13th, Nov 10th, Dec 8th.
Why do so many galleries use such pompous, overblown prose to describe their exhibits? Well, there's now a name for it: International Art English. And you have to speak it to get on. Andy Beckett enters the world of waffle
This exhibition will be among the last to be mounted at Perth Galleries. The gallery closes at the end of this year and a show of this caliber makes it hard to understand why. Jeremy Kirwan-Ward and I completed art school the same year and jointly showed the following year (1971) at Skinner Gallery in Perth. He has painted pretty much continuously since and this shows in the work. Viewing the paintings from a few metres back they almost appear to be colourfield paintings, but as one looks closer, they reveal fine washes over the canvas, translucent layering and controlled bleeding of the variety of paint mark making techniques. All of these qualities, combined with confident colour work provide rich and rewarding possibilities for the viewer, affirming a masterful maker of paintings that, in a way, seem uniquely Western Australian.
Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, 'Malaspina' acrylic on canvas 130 x 110
Chris Hopewell also went to art school in Perth, but made the break for New York soon after graduating and resided there until quite recently returning with partner Carol Wells to settle back in Fremantle. He is best known in WA for his collage work, but the art in this show is pure painting and it is to some extent shaped by those New York years. The paintings unabashedly and confidently declare an art lineage and more importantly for a mature painter, add to the borderless visual language of abstract painting.
Chris Hopewell, 'Rear Window 1' acrylic on panel 60 x 60
Whatever an artist’s personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.
- Willem de Kooning, from a talk entitled A Desperate View. The talk was given in 1949 during one of the evening sessions organized by Barnett Newman at the "Subjects of the Artists: A New Art School". The school's founders were: William Baziotes, David Hare, Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko. (credit: Willem de Kooning: Works, Writings, and Interviews, edited by Sally Yard, 2007, Ediciones Poligrafa)