An exhibition of works which are hybrid in concept, theme or execution by some of Sydney's top contemporary artists. Feb 12 - Feb 28, 2009
JAMES BIRCH & DAMIAN DILLON
Works on paper and sculpture
ADAM CULLEN AND CASH BROWN
Works on paper
Vulnerable hybrid creatures organically evolve from the layers and drips of paint that are applied in a form of duelling by collaborative painters Damian Dillon and James Birch.
They work with a spontaneity and immediacy and lightness of touch, with brush and aerosol, then with turps and cloth, to pull back and seek out the ephemeral and fugitive image in their mark-making.
The paintings are hybrid in both concept and creation. This creative partnership developed from the artists inhabiting a shared studio space.
DAM CULLEN & CASH BROWN are independent artists with a history of working together. Unlike Birch & Dillon who work simultaneously, these works were made during separate campaigns by each of the artists.
The works are from a series of proof state etchings by Adam Cullen made in 2005-6 at Cicada Press and reworked by Cash Brown during 2006 - 07 & 09.
Claude Jones’s surreal winged sculptures and detailed drawings and collage are of mutant hybrid creatures. The meticulous fine-lined drawings, a mix of biological and mythological fantasia, call to mind latter day versions from a bizarre medieval bestiary.
The grotesque narrative meanderings and convoluted creatures and copulations of Drew Bickford’s images are perversely rendered as delicate, ‘fine art’, meticulously detailed ink drawings on white paper.
In these works ‘the devil’ is truly in the detail.
Artereal was founded in March 2006 and is housed in an 1890s heritage fire station building in inner west Rozelle.
Artereal has been established as a space for contemporary art with a focus on the presentation of exhibitions with significant international content and heavy curatorial influence.
As such Artereal represents established artists and provides a platform for new art and emerging artists both locally and from interstate.
Exhibitions include photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, video and other installation work.
Over time, Artereal aspires to encourage variety and experimentation in contemporary art practice and to promote a greater appreciation for the vital role that artists play in our local and broader community.
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