Saturday, August 18, 2018

Art Seen August 2018 - Abstraction and More..

Art seen on the art scene, and the fashion too. Sometimes I think some people feel Street Fashion Sydney is not very serious about art but I can assure you I'm very serious about art indeed. And I hope you love what you see here and are inspired to visit the galleries and see the shows, and even buy some art! There has been some great work on show this month, this is of course the tip of the iceberg and I didn't take my camera out of its bag as often as I probably should have. So here we go, let's kick off with Claudia Chan Shaw at Art Atrium - it's photography, very beautiful and nostalgic still life's of collectables that are very much a part of Claudia life. Obscuriosity 8 - 25 August 2018
Claudia Chan Shaw at Art Atrium - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Claudia Chan Shaw at Art Atrium


Art Student style at Piermarq - painting by Gene A'Hern
At the .M Contemporary 5 Years Anniversary Party


I read somewhere on the internet that it's Abstract Month in Sydney! Is it really, I don't know but there seems to be plenty of Reductionist/Non Objective/Abstract work on show right now.  There is also a Five Years Anniversary show on at .M Contemporary in Woollahra - a terrific show by Paul Snell at Gallery 9 and COMA have done the right thing by having a group show of local Reductionist artists  too! Fabulous abstractions, yes abstractions and with a 80s throwback feel at Piermarq by Gene A'Hern - that's two cool art student guys standing in front of one of them! I also want to give a nod to my friend Geoffrey Goodes who had an excellent mini retrospective of his work in a show titled My Wastrel Life at M2 Gallery; well I think many of us in the arts (and not just us!!!) sometimes wonder what we have done with our lives.. but it looked to me like Geoffrey has been anything but wasting his time. You can check out his Instagram here.

Paul Snell - VANISHING POINT - Gallery 9 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Paul Snell - VANISHING POINT - Gallery 9
Angus Gardner - CLIMBING TREES - Gallery 9 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Angus Gardner - CLIMBING TREES - Gallery 9

Consuelo Cavaniglia - Rate of Change - COMA GALLERY

Geoffrey Goodes My Wastrel Life at M2 Gallery - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Geoffrey Goodes My Wastrel Life at M2 Gallery

Charles and Christa Billich at their welcome Home party at Billich Gallery. Photography by Kent Johnson.
Last but not least - thank you to Charles and Christa Billich for having my partner and I along to their Welcome Home party at Billich Gallery - no one does an art party quite like the Billich's. I also heard a rumour while there that there will be a show of new works from their time away in Europe so keep your eyes open for that one. FOMO - Follow on Facebook!
http://artatrium.com.au/
www.piermarq.com.au/
www.gallery9.com.au/
https://mcontemp.com/
http://comagallery.com/
www.billich.com/

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Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863
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