BYO Culture Guide June 11-17

Returning to the medium of paint for this week’s culture guide does not mean that this approach is a stable practice. From place-based design to light works, painting continues to be a dynamic medium that responds to the realities and imaginations that are depicted.

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Chris Clements – Converge

This solo show by New Zealand-born, Melbourne based artist is his first show in Sydney and brings together his diverse approaches to studio-based painting practice. Drawing on humour, still life and artistic inquiry, this exhibition showcases Clements’s at times divergent approach to painting, yet within a singular body of work.

Opening June 14, 6 – 8pm
Flinders St Gallery
61 Flinders St
Surry Hills
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm

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Ralph Stanton – Across the Country

Both referring to Stanton’s recent move from Perth to Sydney as well as his engagement with landscape painting, the works on display evoke a feeling of movement across vast distances, instead of depicting a defined place. Stanton’s work with acrylic on canvas places the subject of the painting at the centre of the image, however it bleeds into the surrounding frame, suggesting the ongoing separation between image and place.

Opening June 14, 6 – 8pm
Frances Keevil Gallery
3 – 6 Bay Village, 28-34 Cross St
Double Bay
Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 4pm

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Ebony Jacobs – Light Sensitive

Opening nights at Newsagency are known for their rambunctiousness and this month’s opening should be no different. On show are works by Ebony Jacobs whose geometric designs use a unique palette of colours to make a bold statement. For the opening video artist Mikey Crane will perform a projection mapping, bringing a digital lens to Jacobs’s analogue light display.

Opening June 16, 6pm
Newsagency Gallery
332 Stanmore Rd
Fri – Sun, 10am – 5pm