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The Animal Show: King Street Gallery 3 – 28 April 2012

Animals have played a significant role in the development of society [since] before the written word. Imagery of animals dating back thousands of years attest to their relevance in the changing cultures of all societies. We have worshipped, befriended, eaten, abused and idolized the beast. Animals of all kinds are our work mates, companions, guides, sustenance, entertainment and sacrifices. The Animal Show pays homage to our adoration of the animal and presents over 20 artist’s view of feathered, furry, hairy and scaly creatures.

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Opening April 4, 6-8pm

Istoria: King Street Gallery 6 – 31 March 2012

Nike 2012

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Opening March 7, 6-8pm

Istoria

In this new exhibition Strampp continues to work with a limited palette, focusing on the ambiguities of spatial perception, history and connection.

Included in this exhibition are two works referencing Strampp’s early dress series. The landscapes have developed a deeper space than previous work, whilst the animals within, (a result of a residency at Taronga Zoo in 2011) hold their own, survivors of a rapidly changing landscape.

This exhibition also includes a new series of smaller works, Memorium, that further explore spatial relationships and connection through surface materiality, with the use of paint, wax, paper, mirror and lead.

Image: Nike 2012 oil on linen 152 x 152 cm

Further images available here and here.

Adelaide Perry Prize 24 February – 24 March 2012

Adriane Strampp’s work Observer Observed has been selected for the 2012 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by Sydney art critic John McDonald.

Adriane-Strampp-Observer-observed-2011
Observer observed 2011 charcoal on paper 66 x 105 cm

Adelaide Perry Gallery
The Croydon Centre for Art
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney
Boundary St
Croydon
NSW 2132

Observer observed is one of several drawings produced during a residency at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in 2011. The subject is Birani, a Malayan Tapir who resides there.

My work has always been concerned with the connection between strength and fragility, the tangible and the intangible, and the presence of absence. From the early dress paintings of the 1980’s through to the current animal works I have explored that which remains ‘in absentia’: the body from the dresses, the gaze between the animal and the viewer. In looking at us the animals remain ‘in absentia’. Rarely does their gaze meet ours directly. In the desire for a reciprocal gaze we project our own emotions and interpretations, however the animals look beyond us and through us as we the observers seek momentary connection. Instead our projections are mirrored back to us, and their gaze reminds us of our imposition on their world.

The drawing has several ‘ghost’ images of the animal in the act of walking and is a reference to Muybridge’s photographs. The use of multiple movements echoes the shift of looking and being looked at. The observer observed.

Adriane Strampp January 2012

Exquisite Corpse at Fulton Street Collective, Chicago 2 – 17 September 2011

Curated by Jenny Lam, Exquisite Corpse is an independently run art show that features works across all media—illustration, photography, animatronics and pillow-making… and everything in between—by 40 artists from Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Amsterdam, and Melbourne. Arranged into groups and pairs, these artists—most of whom were strangers to one another before this project—were given one month to create new art, with no limitations or rules other than to work together. Some groups adhered to the exquisite corpse tradition, while others redefined the very idea of collaboration.

Melbourne artists Adriane Strampp, Irene Wellm and Kirsten Perry have put together a drawing, each working on their section without having seen the other artists section, until the work was completed.

Spiritus Saltus
Wellm, Perry, Strampp 2011
Ink, pen and charcoal on paper 76 x 56 cm

Exquisite Corpse is located on the second floor of:

Fulton Street Collective
2000 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60612
847.942.8956

Zoo AiR at The University Gallery, Newcastle NSW 20 July – 21 August 2011

The University Gallery is delighted to be able to present another exciting exhibition for ZOO AiR 2011 in conjunction with the Taronga Foundation. Now in its eleventh year, the TarongaFoundation has been committed to preserving and conserving endangered species both through zoo-based programs and in the animals’ native habitats.

The work generated through the Artists in Residence program this year will be on exhibition at the University Gallery from 20 July until 13 August. Donated works will then be exhibited at the Byron Kennedy Hall in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, from Friday 19 August until Sunday 21 August. The auction, by Bonhams Australia, will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 21 August with all proceeds supporting the Taronga Foundation’s conservation projects.

For information visit www.taronga.org/art

Zoo AiR 2011
Zoo AiR 2011
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Taronga Zoo AiR 2011 artists
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