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exhibitions

DANAE VALENZA, HELEN GROGAN, SØREN DAHLGAARD, AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE, BRIDIE LUNNEY, ALASDAIR MCLUCKIE AND CHARLIE SOFO

GERTRUDE STUDIOS PART TWO 2014
21.11.2014 – 19.12.2014

EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 6-8PM
EXHIBITION DATES: 21 NOVEMBER–19 DECEMBER 2014

Held annually since 1988, the Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artists' exhibition presents a snapshot of the diversity of practices supported by Gertrude Contemporary’s studio program. This year, the exhibition takes place over two months with the sixteen Studio Artists split into two exhibiting groups. Gertrude Studios Part Two has been curated by Shae Nagorcka and features work across a variety of media including video, sculptural installation, sound and photography.

Bridie Lunney will present a new iteration of her site-specific sculptural installations, drawing from travel in Saudi Arabia to explore themes of the body, space and perception. In the main exhibition space, Danae Valenza will construct an experiential sound installation, blending performance and recording into a non-linear space for the audience to explore. Alasdair McLuckie’s new collage works combine geometric rhythms and representational imagery to create hypnotic visual fields.

Helen Grogan's work ACTION AND FRAME (Gertrude Contemporary gallery with pillar), 2014, is distributed across sculpture, photography and live activity. As part of this work, a series of enacted propositions will take place at 2.30pm each Saturday throughout the duration of the exhibition (22 and 29 November, and 6 and 13 December).

Gertrude Studios Part Two also features new work from Søren Dahlgaard, Agatha Gothe-Snape and Charlie Sofo. 

For three decades Gertrude Contemporary’s studio program has supported early to mid-career artists. Offering artists a large subsidised studio in our exhibition and studio complex in Fitzroy, the program also provides creative and professional support, and advocacy as part of the Gertrude community of artists, curators, writers and audiences.

Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Program is generously supported by the Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation.

STUDIO 12: SEAN BAILEY
21.11.2014 – 19.12.2014

EXHIBITION DATES: 21 NOVEMBER–19 DECEMBER 2014
OPENING: FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 6–8PM

Collapsing View is an exhibition of new work by studio artist Sean Bailey. Bailey’s practice entails multiple and complex processes of concealment informed by surrealist and Dadaist methods of chance. He typically combines mixed-media collage with painterly abstraction — often beginning a painting with a found image over which he paints layers of different colours and shapes. The result of this process is a hidden image whose now invisible content nevertheless informed the composition of the painting. Recently, Bailey has begun making sculptures utilising a similar working method with concrete, linen and wooden materials. Collapsing View brings together a series of twelve new paintings and a sculpture, each of which explore notions of transformation, renewal and decay.

A catalogue essay by Julian Day has been produced for this exhibition as part of the 2014 Gertrude Contemporary andARTAND Australia Emerging Writers Program. Julian Day was mentored by Gabriella Coslovich.

Sean Bailey graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2005. He co-founded Joint Hassles with Harriet Morgan in 2005 and runs the record label Inverted Crux. He has held solo exhibitions at Sydney Contemporary (2013); RM, Auckland (2011); First Draft, Sydney (2007); Daine Singer (2011, 2013), Neon Parc (2010), West Space (2006, 2014), TCB Art Inc. (2005), Joint Hassles (2006, 2007) and Clubs Project Space (2005), Melbourne. He has participated in group exhibitions at Gambia Castle, Auckland (2009); the Amsterdam Biennial (2009); CAST, Hobart (2010); Sutton Gallery Project Space (2010), Hell Gallery (2009), Bus Gallery (2009), Utopian Slumps (2010), TCB Art Inc. (2009), and Seventh (2005), Melbourne. 

Sean Bailey is represented by Daine Singer, Melbourne.

Image: Sean Bailey, install view, Gertrude Studios Part One, Gertrude Contemporary, 2014, photo: Christo Crocker