RECENT Exhibitions

Kevin McKay

- Glory Days: South Sydney Studies, 2015

17 March to 11 April

This series of small paintings explores the unique urban landscape surrounding the Brenda May Gallery. I enjoy finding beauty in the everyday and immersing myself in a locality where traditional working class terraces, public housing towers and contemporary development produce surprising geometries animated by atmosphere and light. They were painted en plein-air and in the studio during the summer of 2014-15.

- Kevin McKay, 2014

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'Resolving Ruins', curated by Screen Space

- Black Box Projects, 2015

17 March to 11 April

The artists in this exhibition all take the detritus of human activity as their starting point and transform and resolve this in unique and often mesmerising ways.

Videos by David Mutch, Leela Schauble, Zoe Scoglio, and Polly Stanton.

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Emily McIntosh

- Synthesis, 2015

17 March to 11 April

This new work investigates themes of cell regeneration and repair. The development of stem cell therapy and the mapping of the human genome (DNA), has provided much insight and scope into how these incredible processes then occur within live organisms and now can often be controlled, enhanced, and manipulated within a laboratory or even though the more indirect influences of lifestyle, stress and heritage.

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Small Publishers

- curated by Akky van Ogtrop, 2015

17 February to 14 March

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some are to be chewed and digested."
(Francis Bacon in "Bacon’s Essays" by Francis Bacon and Richard Whately, 1857)

Artists' books can be handcrafted or commercially printed; unique, or in limited or unlimited editions. Forms range from the traditional codex to sculptural works, or they may have audio, video, installation, online and performance components. Many artists' books are self-published, or are produced by small presses or by artists' groups or collectives, usually in limited editions.

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Janet Parker-Smith

- Questionable Intentions, 2015

17 February to 14 March

My recent work extends my fascination with humans and nature and their boundless capacity for re-invention and rejuvenation. Using the transmutation of humans and animals, morphology and the desolation of our environment the work explores the human collective chaotic and purposeless existence on the universe. While the works appear absurd in their construction they engage with representation, evolution and metamorphosis. They show animals and humans that could be described as halfway between life and death. They are detached souls – not harmonious in character. They are stuck somewhere between the artificial and the uncultivated, and the wonderful and the outrageous.

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Nicholas Tory, 'Make'

- Black Box Projects, 2015

17 February to 14 March

Locked away in a cupboard and visible through a peephole is Nicholas Tory’s miniature video installation, 'Make', presenting the life cycle of a worker and his creation. In this work, Tory asks himself the question, "is my desire to create work, a fear of becoming redundant?" while also exploring ideas around obsessive work behaviour, and the possible absurdity of his own ephemeral art practice.

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