Thursday, February 25, 2010

Giles Alexander, until 13 March, Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide, South Australia

The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival started this week with a plethora of exhibition openings, most of the big shows not really worth seeing. But what is worth visiting is Giles Alexander's exhibition of new paintings at Peter Walker Fine Art .

Giles, a young artist on the ascend is in the early process of creating an international presence with group exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and with Haunch of Venison Gallery in New York taking on some of Giles' new paintings.

To visit Giles Alexander's website CLICK HERE

I took this photo at the opening of Giles in front of his paintings to also try to show the pristine gloss surface of the resin coating the oil paint. There is quality to the paintings that needs to be experienced in the flesh, something that photography cannot easily reproduce.

Making Others Wrong 2, Oil and resin on Canvas, 150 x 93cm

Making Others Wrong 1 , Oil and resin on Canvas , 65 x 105cm

War Games , Oil and resin on Canvas , 65 x 105cm

Infinity and Beyond , Oil and resin on Canvas , 65 x 105cm

Church Militant , Oil and resin on Canvas , 49 x 33cm

The Eye of God , Oil and resin on Canvas, 65 x 105cm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Steve Mumford, until March 27, Postmasters, New York

This exhibition will be Steve Mumford's fifth at Postmasters and it consists of 2 distinct groups of paintings; the large scale heroic figurative ones and the graffiti based text works. Steve new paintings continue to investigate the war in Iraq, based on his experiences from 6 trips to Iraq between 2003 and 2008. During that time Steve emailed his sketches to, which became visual record of his experiences in a series of 16 articles titled Baghdad Journal, An artist in Occupied Iraq.

Installation (couretesy of Postmasters)

"Dying Soldier" 2009, oil on linen, 92 x 80inches

"The Prostitutes" , 2009, oil on linen, 77 1/2 x 77 1/2 inches

"The Great Good Friends, (Suicide Bomber)" , 2010, oil on linen and mixed media, 32 x 36 inches

"Purple Heart" , 2009, oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches

Friday, February 12, 2010

Between Realities, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

Between Realities: Painting the Moments that Deviate from the Normal
is an exhibition curated by founding members of Broad Street Studio , an artist group created by Jason John, Joshua Suda, and Brian Martin.

‘Between Realities’. The exhibition explores the visual spectrum within which artists paint the place(s) between the ordinary, monotonous and sobering reality, and the extraordinary – the sphere that depicts the periphery where reality and non-reality meet.

To view the exhibition CLICK HERE

Joshua Suda, Amalgamation - 12 x 16, Oil on Panel

Jason John, The Glow A - 12 x 6, Oil on Panel

Brian Martin, Phase 1 - 12 x 9, Oil on Panel

Will Wilson, The Wee Willy... - 9.5 x 9.5, Oil on Panel

Daniel Sprick, Studio Interior - 14 x 11, Oil on Panel

Stephen Cefalo, Aether - 9 x 12, Oil on Panel

David Lindsay, The Four... - 12 x 8, Oil on Panel, Installation