Isidro Blasco @ Dominik Mersch & other brilliant art

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Sat 10th saw the opening of Isidro Blasco's new Sydney exhibition, his 2nd at the Dominik Mersch Gallery in the Dank Street gallery complex at Waterloo. And what a treat! I fell in love with Isidro's work 2yrs back when I happened upon the show (I'm a regular visitor to the Dank Street Galleries).
I wrote at the time that I was very impressed with the freshness of the work, the raw expressive quality of the construction showing through and felt that this artist was taking photography to a totally new place, invigorating the two disciplines of sculpture and photography. This new body of work builds solidly on that foundation. The colours are more high key than I recall and there is also a great sense of fun in these new works.

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Brenda May Gallery

A the end of the corridor in the Dank Street complex is Brenda May Gallery. I'm SO impressed by the consistently high standard of diverse and intelligent art produced by Brenda's stable of artists. The moths of Marguerite Derricourt, illustrated below, are poetic in their beauty. There is seemingly suspended action here, a gathering or coalescing of forces to create something hushed and wonderful. I don't know whether I like the cut-out sheet metal or paper constructions more...

Marguerite DerricourtMarguerite Derricourt

Marguerite DerricourtMarguerite Derricourt

Marguerite DerricourtMarguerite Derricourt

Tanmaya BinghamTanmaya Bingham

Tanmaya BinghamTanmaya Bingham

Tanmaya BinghamTanmaya Bingham

One of the artists I discovered at Brenda May was Tanmaya Bingham. I stood there absolutely gobsmacked by the fine detail, the lyrical storytelling of these diminutive but totally captivating images. And then Brenda told me they were done in coloured pencil!

You can be guaranteed of finding something stimulating and generally quite left field so make sure you visit Dank Street Galleries and wander up that corridor.

The Latest Happenings in my World

This blog is where you will find my latest news. It can range from posting images of progress of the current commission to art crit to political or social commentary, both national and international. Anything, basically, that's commanding my attention and I feel is worth sharing with you, my reader. Enjoy. My previous blog can be found at jeffreyhamilton.blogspot.com

Isidro Blasco @ Dominik Mersch & other brilliant art

13 Aug2013

Sat 10th saw the opening of Isidro Blasco's new Sydney exhibition, his 2nd at the Dominik Mersch Gallery in the Dank Street gallery complex at Waterloo. And what a treat! I fell in love with Isidro's work 2yrs back when I happened upon the show (I'm a regular visitor to the Dank Street Galleries).
I wrote at the time that I was very impressed with the freshness of the work, the raw expressive quality of the construction showing through and felt that this artist was taking photography to a totally new place, invigorating the two disciplines of sculpture and photography. This new body of work builds solidly on that foundation. The colours are more high key than I recall and there is also a great sense of fun in these new works.

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Brenda May Gallery

A the end of the corridor in the Dank Street complex is Brenda May Gallery. I'm SO impressed by the consistently high standard of diverse and intelligent art produced by Brenda's stable of artists. The moths of Marguerite Derricourt, illustrated below, are poetic in their beauty. There is seemingly suspended action here, a gathering or coalescing of forces to create something hushed and wonderful. I don't know whether I like the cut-out sheet metal or paper constructions more...

Marguerite DerricourtMarguerite Derricourt

Marguerite DerricourtMarguerite Derricourt

Marguerite DerricourtMarguerite Derricourt

Tanmaya BinghamTanmaya Bingham

Tanmaya BinghamTanmaya Bingham

Tanmaya BinghamTanmaya Bingham

One of the artists I discovered at Brenda May was Tanmaya Bingham. I stood there absolutely gobsmacked by the fine detail, the lyrical storytelling of these diminutive but totally captivating images. And then Brenda told me they were done in coloured pencil!

You can be guaranteed of finding something stimulating and generally quite left field so make sure you visit Dank Street Galleries and wander up that corridor.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 10:38 pm isidro blasko, dominik mersch gallery, dank street, brenda may galleries

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The Latest Happenings in my World

This blog is where you will find my latest news. It can range from posting images of progress of the current commission to art crit to political or social commentary, both national and international. Anything, basically, that's commanding my attention and I feel is worth sharing with you, my reader. Enjoy. My previous blog can be found at jeffreyhamilton.blogspot.com