February, 2008

Darren Sylvester

The latest exhibition by acclaimed Melbourne artist, Darren Sylvester is currently showing at Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art, Paddington. The artist is primarily known for his ultra sleek photography, often depicting popular culture and people in seemingly ordinary situations, accompanied by lengthy, ambiguous, narrative titles. This current display, while including his signature style photography, also includes wooden masks that are almost tribal in appearance, making[.....]

Germaine Greer

Greatly inspired by Germaine Greer‘s infamous publication The Female Eunuch, Melbourne artist Emily Floyd has created a 100 piece sculptural installation devoted to the book. Now showing at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, the wooden fragments include pieces which have been shaped to resemble the female form, referencing not only the book’s feminist contents but its notorious cover image designed by surrealist painter, John Holmes. Entitled[.....]

Kati Heck

Currently exhibiting at Mary Boone Gallery in New York until March 1st is German artist Kati Heck. Heck earned her Masters in Painting from the Akademie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp and has recently exhibited at Annie Gentils Gallery in Antwerp and Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles. The artist has previously been featured on DailyServing. Heck creates colossal paintings that link cultural imagery[.....]

Bani Abidi

Pakistani artist Bani Abidi will be exhibiting a collection of video and photographic works with Green Cardamon for her first UK solo exhibition. Standing Still Standing Still Standing… will feature the artist’s documentary style short films and photographs that examine the collective political culture held in Pakistan, but only to serve as a universal metaphor for oppression and political dominance. For the exhibition, two new[.....]

Ophrah Shemesh

Opening this weekend at Freight and Volume in New York City will be “I and Thou,” new paintings by Israeli-born artist Ophrah Shemesh. This will be the artist’s debut exhibition with the gallery, and her third in NYC. Her work confronts and explores the psychology of the gaze, objectifying women by placing them in vulnerable and seductive situations. Shemesh is aware that she is working[.....]

Monika Behrens

Monika Behrens Now showing at Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont is the latest exhibition by Sydney artist, Monika Behrens. Entitled “Cool the Globe: Glam Barbie,” the vibrant paintings are a tongue-in-cheek reflection of the media‚Äôs depiction of global warming. Polar bears can be seen stuffed inside martini glasses, while elongated structures at a windfarm are juxtaposed against the superfluous height of Barbie’s legs.[.....]

Ramak Fazel

Ramak Fazel was born in Iran in 1965, but moved to Indiana when he was 2 months old. He graduated from Purdue University and later moved to New York to study graphic design and photography, assisting with notable photographers such as Mark Seliger and Bruce Davidson. In the summer of 2006, Fazel embarked on a 17,345-mile odyssey to every United States capitol. His mission was[.....]