Steven Harvey

Unrendered Room
A Survey exhibition
Opening October 17 at 6pm
To December 15
Drill Hall Gallery 
Australian National University, Canberra 

Steven Harvey

Steven Harvey

“To walk alone in the desert allows me to consider what instinctively emerges in the silence. Preconceived ideas are challenged and the arrogant desire to label all things becomes superfluous. It is here that my dialogue with abstract imagery is heightened and I am left to question, how does one paint this experience of nature?” Steven Harvey quote, press release.

Images, Liverpool Street Gallery

Zac Koukoravas

Mixed Messages
To October 12
Flinders Lane Gallery 

Installation image

Installation image

'The compositions are inspired by a diverse range of references – from graffiti and electronic music to natural and urban environments or landscapes – which manifest through his works in a variety of ways.' Excerpt from Blue Lines catalogue essay by Owen Craven, Melbourne-based Senior Curator with UAP -FLG website

John Zurier

North from Here
To November 9, 2019
Peter Blum Gallery
at 176 Grand Street, New York, NY 

Installation image, Peter Blum Gallery

'Zurier’s paintings of atmospheric color fields examine qualities of evanescent light as well as solid radiance. Offering nuanced examples of the medium’s possibilities, Zurier pares down painting to the essentials with a sensory and allusive richness embedded in their asperity. The structural vocabularies and limited palette emphasize the beauty inherent in nature without reference to landscape. This subtle beauty is apparent in the subdued visual incidents of delicate inconsistencies in the executions of lines, marks, hues, and margins while demonstrating a deliberate emphasis on the wholeness of chromatic surface.' excerpt press release Peter Blum Gallery

Installation photos by Stuart Fineman 

Affordable Art Fair Melboune

Royal Exhibition Buildings
Daily September 5 - 8

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Exhibition highlights:

Robyn Burgess at Tacit Galleries

Julie Robertson Nangala at Tacit Galleries

TJ Bateson at Tacit Galleries

Yong Rae Kwon at Gallery Tableau, Seoul

Byung Hoon Park at Gallery Tableau, Seoul

Luchio Lim at Gallery Tableau, Seoul

Mairi Ward at The Gallery Eumundi

Fran O'Neill at West End Art Space

Lorna Crane at West End Art Space

Kirtika Kain

To August 3
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery 

Shame, 2019 tar, Indian cotton, rope, 44 × 39 cm.

Corrupted, 2019, Indian clay, wax, hand made paper, 66 × 61 cm.

‘Corpus has materialised over consecutive residencies in the ancient and modern cities of Delhi and Rome; capitals of power, empire and resistance, at once foreign and familiar. Amongst the grit and the grandeur, I have found my tools: brooms, religious twine, pigments, gold and silver. ‘ Kirtika Kain

Antonia Sellbach

Frame Works
To July 21
Nicholas Thompson Gallery

Antonia Sellbach installation image.

Antonia Sellbach installation image.

Antonia Sellbach installation image. 

‘Antonia Sellbach's work explores the depiction of coloured, serial frames which in their various iterations, expand and contract, and construct and deconstruct. The forms they create allow us to grapple with how we read meaning through an abstract image, the logic of what, where and why. For Sellbach, the repetition of limited forms allows for a language to emerge and it is within this syntax that abstract connections are made.’ Nicholas Thompson Gallery website.

Free and Breathe

Two exhibitions
'Free' Arvid Boecker
'Breathe' curated by Arvid Boecker
June 28 - August 18
Museum St Wendel

Installation photo, 'Free' Arvid Boecker

Installation of 'Breathe' Robert Dunne

Installation of 'Breathe'

Installation of 'Breathe' 

Installation of 'Breathe' 

New Modern

RNOP Melbourne - The Road Paintings 
Curated by Billy Gruner and Aaron Martin.
Five Walls

To June 29

Artists including: Pam Aitken (Au) - Tania Alexander (Au) - Wahida Azhari(De) - Steven Baris (USA) - Arvid Boecker (De) - Karin Beyens (Bel) - Louise Blyton (Au) - Christine Boiry (Fr) - Terri Brooks (Au) - Raymond Carter (Au) - Andrew Christofides (Au) - Chanelle Collier (Au) - Deb Covell (UK) - Ivo Ringe (De) - Dombrovska Elena (Ukr) - Mikala Dwyer (Au) - Craig Easton (Ch) - Stuart Fineman (USA) - Robbie Fraser (Auc) - Connie Goldman (USA) - Daniel Gottin (Ch) - Dima Gred (Rus) - Billy Gruner (Au) - Badri Guhubianuri (Ukr) - Andrew Gutteridge (Au) - Alan Hathaway (Uk) - Jose Heerkens (Nd) - PJ Hickman (Au) - Peter Holm (Dk) - Kyle Jenkins (Au) - Jeffrey Cortland Jones (Usa) - Heather Jones (Usa) - Sarah Keighery (Au) - Graham Davis King (Au) - Erdem Kucuk-Koroglu (Tur) - Emma Langridge (Au) - Karin Lind (Dk) - Aaron Martin(Au) - Kate Kate Mackay (Au) - Tarn McLean (Au) - Munira Naqui (Usa) - John Nixon (Au) - Brooke Nixon (Usa) - Roland Orépük (Fr) - Ulla Pedersen (Dk) - Anya Pesce (Au) - Serhiy Popov (Ukr) - Theresa Poulton (Uk) - Marlene Sarroff (Au) - David Schell (Usa) - Karen Schifano (Usa) - Lisa Sharp (Au) - Suzan Shutann (Usa) - Ingela Skytte (Dk) - Jessica Snow (Usa) - Anya Speilman (Usa) - T. Michael Stephens (Usa) - Bogumila Strojna (Fr) - Tiberiy Szilvashi (Ukr) - Masato Takasaka (Au) - Aimee Aimée Terburg (Nd) - Patricia Todarello (Au) - LI Trincere (Usa) - Stu Burke (Uk) - Richard Van der Richard van der Aa (Fr) - lemke van Djik (Nd) - Myroslav Vayda (Ukr) - Ian Wells (Au) - Stephen Stephen L Wickham (Au) - Sebastian Wickeroth (De) - Joe Wilson (Au) - Guido Winkler (Nd) - Douglas Witmar (Usa) - Elke Wohlfahrt (Au) 

Selected images:

Installation Black

Guido Winkler

Richard van der Aa

Avid Boecker

Deb Covell and Christine Boiry

Iemke van Dijk and John Nixon

A great opportunity for those in Melbourne to see current international reductive/non-objective painting.

Brian Blanchflower

The Substance of Colour
Turner Galleries
To July 6
Blue Octagon, 2009, acrylic on linen on wood 90 x 90 x 5 cm.

Installation photo Four Black Boxes 2005, acrylic, pumice, silica, jarrah charcoal on linen, 33.5 x 154 x 7.5 cm.

Brighton Meditations 5, 2016-18, acrylic on cotton canvas, 81 x 81 x 5 cm

‘Brian Blanchflower is one of Australia's most important living artists. In The Substance of Colour he presents several groups of works completed since 2005, most of which have not been exhibited before; some not exhibited in Perth before; and some which have only appeared in survey shows here. The artworks reveal an ongoing interest in the octagon form as a vehicle for colour, the condensing of paint/matter into horizontal blocks of colour, and the concentrated focal points of colour as a means of activating monochrome surface.’ Excerpt Turner galleries website.

Images from Turner Galleries and Ted Snell on Instagram.

Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther born 1939 Germany

Reina Sofia ‘A Place for the Body’ installation image

‘The work of Franz Erhard Walther ... spans a period from the late 1950s to the present day. It anticipates many issues that came to the fore in later art history, such as the condition of the artistic object (sculpture, its materials, techniques and uses) and the nature of the viewer as receiver and participant.’ Excerpt Reina Sofia website, Madrid. 

Shifting Of Proportion (Wall Formation series), 1981. Cotton, wood, 275 × 310 × 30 cm.

Object for Musical Processes, 1968. Cotton fabric and rope.

Wall Formation series, 1982. Dyed cotton, wood, 305 × 200 × 40 cm. 

Franz Erhard Walther, ‘A Place for the Body’ Reina Sofie, Madrid 2017.
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