Saturday, February 28, 2009

Emma White at MOP

I've been cruising other galleries and plenty keep failing to inspire me. This artist, Emma White makes replicas of objects in a polymer clay that are so convincing that during your Eureka moment you meet an uneasy sense of vertigo and then joy. For details on this show check out MOP.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Video Art That's Compelling

I popped into MOP this arvo on my way to the bus stop and saw one of the best mixed media installations I've ever seen by Ella Barclay.

The piece was a bin of murky water disturbed by fans and had a video work projected into the water. Every now and then a woman emerged from the water.

Hurry up this show is only open til Sunday 22nd of Feb. 2/39 Abercrombie St Chippendale.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chris Burgess at World Bar 25th of February

"Crispy, stencil artist extrordinaire - you know his face and might just have seen his art. At Cafe Guilia he may have made you laugh. Haven't been to Guilia? Let's start from scratch. Crispy is a flamboyant character. He has circulated the inner-city art scene with a deep desire to express himself within this colourful demographic of loveable people who are after an expression of their own inner experience. While being quite gregarious within his cafe persona, Chris Burgess has found a home within this community that has driven him to unleash the artist who can appreciate the world for the beautiful spectacle that it is. Despite formal training, navgation through the formal, the informal and moreover, the incedental parts of life has given him a unique and fresh approach towards the endeavour for artistic expression. Raised with five sisters, femininity has inevitably played a big part in the development of his vision as luscivious forms depict romantic silohettes reminicent of fifties pin-up girls, representing the fragility and power of the femine condition."