Sunday, May 1, 2016

Head(ing) On into Art & Photography April/May 2016

OK I did ask the dumbest question of Jerrard Seng about his work, Me: "did you Photoshop yourself into all these landscapes" Jerrard: "No I took them all with a remote". Believe that or not; his show 'The Space Between' at m2 Gallery of selfies in incredible Icelandic landscapes seems a very NOW approach to art photography; a bit like Instagram on Steroids on the wall - and bigger! There was a bit of a crush by the time I arrived but I heard it was even more packed earlier, no wonder it was a bit quiet (comparatively speaking) at China Heights, where KNIGHTMARE by French was taking place fusing a gothicy art with the latest trend in street fashion, embroidered patches (and buttons-we already knew), or so Bloglovin had informed me only that very morning! continues below..
Opening night portrait of Jarrad Seng THE SPACE BETWEEN at M2 Gallery, photo by Kent Johnson.
Jarrad Seng THE SPACE BETWEEN at M2 Gallery
Street Fashion Sydney, woman with fuji instant camera, black singlet, denim jacket on waist. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Young woman wears Black Harley Davidson tee, ripped jeans and fringed leather bag. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Pink hair and a blue blouse with pink roses print. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, opening night art crowd at m2 gallery Surry Hills. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Off duty models, boots and leather skirt, black tee and jeans. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, Long sleeve grey marl crop top, crystal on leather neck cord, blue jeans, woven sandals and shoulder bag/hippie tote with shawl.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  white blouse under grey jumper, black satchel, leggings and boots.Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney,  Little tight black dress. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, Friends with 'travellers', Balck ripped jeans Harley tee shirt, him, denim jacket unlaced skate shoes, tee shirt.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
There was certainly no shortage of funky styling at any of the shows and the still-warm weather seems to be making things more like a spring night out not at all winter approaching.
Woven patches at KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery
Richard ‘FRENCH’ Sayer, KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery
Richard ‘FRENCH’ Sayer, KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery
The Castle shop at NIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery.
Face-time at  KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery.
Face-time at  KNIGHTMARE by French at China Heights Gallery.
Portrait of Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez  'Mountains of Uncertainty' at Stanley Street Gallery, Headon Photo Festival, April 28, 2016  Montevideo, Uruguay
Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez 'Mountains of Uncertainty' at Stanley Street Gallery.
I'm just going to put it right out there. This is the most original art photography show I have seen in quite a while; I don't know how he make the images (it's a silver halide based traditional process) and I don't really care; what's interesting is the fusing of the political economy as a subject and the graph as a photographic object, or you can just enjoy them as photo based abstractions. I thought they were brilliant!
Moshe Rosenzveig  photographes Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez 'Mountains of Uncertainty' at Stanley Street Gallery as part of the Headon Photo Festival, William Yang is looking on.
Chris Ross, THE ANTICIPATED IMAGE at KUDOS Gallery
Chris Ross, THE ANTICIPATED IMAGE at KUDOS Gallery 
Opening night portrait of Marley Marco Pasinetti, 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery
Marley Marco Pasinetti, 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery
Street Fashion Sydney, black of shoulder top lace skirt and RM Williams boots at 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, a beautiful young woman wearing a floral boob-tube top with black dress pants, wide black stripe, shoulder bag and warm coat.  Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney. Detail of His and Her's RM Williams boots, at the "8" seconds exhibition. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Friends of the artist at the "8" seconds exhibition. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Street Fashion Sydney, Black straps and fishnet top, round backpack bag and tucked in flannelet shirt. Photographed by Kent Johnson.
Well there's at least two cowboy shows at Head On this year;  Claire Letitia Reynolds's 'Lonely Cowboys' at Central Park which I am yet to see and Marley Marco Pasinetti, 'The "8" Second Ride' at ArtSHINE Gallery. Just around the corner in Chippendale and well supported by his friends on opening night. I popped my head into the big do Saturday night at aMBUSH Central Park, but I must say I find art exhibited on that scale somewhat daunting. So it was nice to then find myself for the first time in the more intimate ArtSHINE space for Marley's first solo show. Great eye, lovely compositions, check it out before or after visiting the big festival splash up at aMBUSH.

http://m2gallery.com.au/
http://www.chinaheights.com/
http://stanleystreetgallery.com.au/
http://www.artshinegallery.com/

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Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
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