Starting in February 2018, City Recital Hall and The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art present the first of four showings of The Exhibition Project. This exciting new exhibition program has been developed to enliven City Recital Hall with contemporary visual art across its foyers and will primarily feature works of emerging artists who participate in The Other Art Fair, Sydney.
The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art is the favourite art fair of audiences in Australia, the US, and the UK to meet and buy directly from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists, carefully selected by a committee of art world experts.
The Exhibition Project provides a unique opportunity to explore the connection between the four groups of musical instruments within an orchestra and four art styles, through the practice of emerging Australian artists who exhibited at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art.
The four art styles we have chosen represent significant modes of artistic practice and endeavour, however in the hands of the artists selected they have been pursued with a refreshing vigour and unique sensibility.
The first of the four exhibitions is Brass: Abstract. Like the brass section of an orchestra abstract art provides a discordant counterpoint to more traditional art forms. The artists we have chosen for this exhibition have a natural complimentary component to their works. Each is monochromatic in their work and is able to create bold abstract forms that burst across the canvas.
ZAMI began drawing at an early age and studied graphic design at Shillington College Sydney. He has been actively exhibiting his work since 2008 and currently practices in ink on raw canvas. ZAMI paints with a kind of raw geometry, which reveals a sinister motif that changes with every piece he paints.
Grant Stewart is a Sydney based cross disciplinary artist. He blends code and robotics with traditional materials to create work that appears to be both handmade and digitally fabricated.
Gary Christian is a distinguished sculptor and painter with twenty years’ experience. He has had 17 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart. Christian’s work has been hung in prestigious awards and exhibitions, such as the Archibald Prize, and he has undertaken numerous sculpture commissions.
Titane Laurent is a new figure of abstract expressionism in Melbourne and well known internationally for her “Art De Vivre” figurative expressionist paintings. She made a powerful contribution to the contemporary Christian illustration in Europe and Mauritius till 2012. Her sketches, mixed media paintings, and calligraphy over thick hidden foundations reveal her interest in seeking a pictorial equivalent to the dynamic rhythms of Life in fast, energetic, broad brushstrokes and colours.
The exhibition will be open to the general public from one hour prior to, until the conclusion of, each concert and event at City Recital Hall.
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