Controlled Chaos by Cultural Flanerie

A huge thank you goes out to Carrie McCarthy, author of Cultural Flanerie, for her beautiful write up of our current exhibitions at the Gallery: Ari Athans, ‘Andromeda’ and Amber Wallis, ‘Still Life/Cactus/Skelephone’, current until 27 June, 2015.

McCarthy writes: “This isn’t the first time Edwina Corlette has juxtaposed the work of two artists in the gallery, and it’s an approach I love. To see artists hang alongside each other is to see how different art practices work together to complement and inform. Right now, with the spontaneity of the Wallis works played off so well against the rigidity of the Athans pieces, it is an energising feeling of controlled chaos that hits you as you walk in the door.”

Follow this link for the full article on Cultural Flanerie.

AA_ECG_NOSTROMOAri Athans, ‘Nostromo’ (2015) enamel on mild steel, 50 x 50 x 5cm

AW_HI_TitleTwoAmber Wallis, ‘Title Two/Table and Palm’ (2015) oil on linen, 150 x 150cm

 

Amber Boardman: Studio Visit

Brett Levine, a writer and curator based in Birmingham, speaks to Amber Boardman from her studio in Sydney:

‘Sitting in her studio on a rainy afternoon, surrounded by domesticity and darkness, it is clear that Boardman is making new work that is hard-hitting, yet humorous. As she explains, “I think the great idea in all of these works is that the funny makes the dark darker.” It is not so much that Boardman is making dark works, it is that she sees the humor in her paintings for what it is: an opportunity to write our shared experiences on the surface, to craft shared stories on the canvas.’

Read the full article on Burnaway here.

Amber’s solo exhibition ‘Expansion’ opens at Edwina Corlette Gallery from 25 August – 18 September, 2015.

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Amber Boardman, Humpty Dumpty on the Weekends, 2013, oil on canvas, 41 x 51 cm.