A Bit Blue 2
04 December – 28 January
The galley features contemporary art and photography from emerging and professional artists. If you’re wandering through Potts Point / Kings Cross over the festive season, come up and take a look at this year’s end-of-year show.
1. Kerry Thompson is a Sydney-based Canadian/Australian artist whose trademark is colour and invention.
“I call my genre ‘mad scientist at preschool’ exploring and paying close attention, while tearing up my rulebook and turning canvases upside down.”
Kerry Thompson – December 2014
2. Frank Boyle was born in Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Australia in 1982. While working in the sheet metal industry, he gained a BA Fine Arts (Painting) at the National Art School, Sydney in 2000 . Frank currently lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
“If I’m happy with any work I produce then hopefully it can speak for itself. No two people will experience a painting in the same way, and I like viewers to draw their own conclusions whatever they may be.”
Frank Boyle – December 2014
3. Beric Henderson paints what he dreams – and what interesting dreams he has. Based in Sydney, Beric uses a pointillist painting style, more often associated with bright and decorative post-impressionist paintings, to conjure up half-forgotten dreams and memories bathed in dim light and shadow.
“The three early 21st century artworks included in this new exhibition have an air of mystery and foreboding, which I think integrate nicely into this themed show.”
Beric Henderson – December 2014
4. Jane Taylor lives in Balmain East and loves to photograph her local area, walking beside the harbour in the early morning when the light is beautiful.
“I’m fascinated by the dawn and its long, early morning shadows, along with clouds, the sky and the harbour bridge from a distance.”
Jane Taylor – December 2014
5. Angelo Doulgeris is a digital artist who paints photographically, transforming everyday images into canvases. His photographic compositions are precise and range from the subtle to the lurid.
“I’m an Instagram fanatic. I love the innovation, immediacy and sense of community this new medium provides.”
Angelo Doulgeris – December 2014
6. Paula Broom, from Devon in the UK, moved to Sydney in 1998. Finding herself increasingly frustrated with the limitations of expressing herself through abstract painting, Paula threw down her brushes in 2009. Her artistic bent was rekindled, and co-joined with her environmental concerns, when she discovered mobile photography in 2011.
“This series is dedicated to its subject: my muse and daughter – India – the most fantastically strong, intelligent, resilient, witty, and obviously beautiful, girl I know!”
Paula Broom – December 2014
7. Tim Denoodle is a Sydney photographer and writer, known for his potent beachside images, mostly taken on and around Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
“The three pieces in this exhibition contain elements of fairytale, a sense of timelessness, but also of levity and unexpectedness.”
Tim Denoodle – December 2014
8. Sam Rey was born in Mexico and lived for many years in the US, the Netherlands and Italy before arriving in Australia.
“Everywhere I look when I walk around the streets of the city, I find things to photograph or make art with.”
Sam Rey – December 2014
9. Julie Samerski describes herself as an “addicted Instagrammer who enjoys connecting with great people from all corners of the globe, with similar interests through this photographic social channel.”
“My gallery is constantly evolving and I hope this makes it interesting.”
Julie Samerski – December 2014
Level 2, 226 Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
Right above Kings Cross station
10 per cent of all gallery sales goes to The Wayside Chapel, just a few blocks away.
Selected exhibitions are online GKJE Galleries 2 – 7.