What's On Now
We live in a visually over loaded world where images bombard us via mobile, iPad, computer, electronic bill-board, television, street and transport signage, social media apps, those pesky sms received as you walk past shops.. (etc.), competing in a seemingly never ending visual cacophony for our attention.
Take a rest, shut your eyes, note this opening weekend in your diary - come and enjoy the experience of looking at one work at a time. Enjoy that first sighting, that moment of recognition when a painting calls, speaking directly to your senses and memories.
For this exhibition in the wintery unpredictability of July, and because that first experience of the texture and colour should be a visceral surprise, not dulled, second-hand via a flat screen, we will not be uploading the exhibition images until the day after the opening weekend.
Artsite Galleries and artists would like to invite you to visit our gallery for the Saturday preview 11am - 5pm and then to join us to celebrate the opening of this "A Sydney Flower and Garden Show" from 3pm, Sunday 8th July.
Please feel comfortable to visit, and revisit us again, and again - painting and sculpture is always better experienced in the real.
The exhibition continues to Sunday 29th July. All Welcome.
Black & White in Conversation...
Somewhere along the line we have been told, as artists, that no one "likes" black and white images, there are few drawing shows around, analogue photography may be having a resurgence followed by the ubiquitous "but"..., the medium closest to drawing, printmaking (lithography, etching, et al.), are under-appreciated and black & white or monochrome is only for serious collectors... etc... etc...
Have to say this view goes against the grain as far as I am concerned, nowhere is more colour activated in the mind of the observer than when the artist strips out all but the barest essentials to communicate.
Colour evokes emotional responses with strong psychological implications and associations. Monochrome works are more sensitive, creating illusions, imagined colours and nuances that are allowed to run riot in our own imagination.
More wisdom can be expressed with a simple pencil, pen, paint, or ink mark than in all the books one could possibly read in a life time.
It is not about the surface impression it is about the associations and depths that your experience brings to the work that resonates with the artists simple conversation with you as observer.
These works distract one from reality, creating illusions that are infinitely subtle and unique to our own perception.
Sometimes we can more easily "see" when there is only black and white.
This exhibition includes work by: Victoria Dussoni, John Edwards, Graham Marchant, Mo Orkiszewski, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Edith Cowlishaw, Jude Rose, Daniel Pata, Jody Graham, Hamish Campbell, Sandi Rigby, Jack Fangmin Wu.
Artsite Galleries | 165 Salisbury Road Camperdown NSW 2050 | 02 80959678
11am - 5pm Wednesday - Sunday during Exhibitions or By Appointment