Nicolas Daubanes Jdp

Artist representation, Galerie Maubet

Selected images: wall drawings, iron powder on paper 

The process:

'Artist-Vandal, Nicolas Daubanes finds in the plastic precarious of his work a way to upset the power and authority of his subject. The drawing is not in proper drawing but rather laid, suspended from the paper, held by the only force of attraction of a magnetic surface. The pattern is first cut into a magnetic sheet, then placed on a metal plate and covered with white paper. The iron filings is then distributed to its surface and fixed by magnetization by mechanical marrying the form of the pattern. The weak balance of the material has the effect of making the drawing potentially ephemeral, itself trapped in a visibly fallible device, which cannot afford a second of release. The obvious non-durability of the building is supported by the irregularities of the line, which reveal more blurred surfaces, in a rendering close to an old postcard. The threatening impression left by the first sight then succeeds the feeling of an almost touching vulnerability to these buildings of the past, about to collapse.'
Florian Gaité, instructions for the FRAC Occitanie Montpellier (extract).

Mark Jones

Not in Service
To 23 February
Neon Parlour

Comeng Seat

Yard Fence

Train Door

Metro Vest

Yard Fence, Epping

Emerging artist, Mark Jones' exhibition explores the contemporary culture of underground graffiti artists utilising various traditional medias including photography, sculpture, collage and installation.

The found objects had an interesting effect in a gallery context, raising the perception of the discarded, forgotten and useless.


Crossing Lines

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat
To April 13
National Gallery of Victoria

Installation view

 'Keith Haring (American 1958–90) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (American 1960–88) changed the art world of the 1980s through their idiosyncratic imagery, radical ideas and complex socio-political commentary...' NGV website 

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Keith Haring

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Keith Haring

Selected images

Blanc sur Blanc

Blanc sur Blanc 
Paris, France 
To March 6 

Artists: Jean (Hans) Arp, Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Edmund de Waal, Lucio Fontana, Theaster Gates, Diego Giacometti, Wade Guyton, Simon Hantaï, Sheila Hicks, Thomas Houseago, Y.Z. Kami, Imi Knoebel, Bertrand Lavier, Sol LeWitt, Sally Mann, John Mason, Olivier Mosset, Giuseppe Penone, Seth Price, Paolo Scheggi, Setsuko, Rudolf Stingel, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Franz West.

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Lucio Fontana (detail)

Images Gagosian


curated by Paul Snell
Through February
Poimena Gallery
Mona Foma 2020

This survey exhibition brings together a broad range of mediums and approaches to abstraction and includes both local, national and internationally recognised practitioners.

Exhibiting Artists

Jake Walker, Tineke Porck, Lev Khesin, Billy Gruner, Paul Moncrieff, Suzie Idiens, Sarah Keighery, Carolyn Wigston, Anya Pesce, Louise Blyton, Diane Scott, Stephen Wickham, Aaron Martin, Deb Covell, Lisa Sharp, Eloise Kirk, Steven Carson, Dan Rocha, Anne Mestitz, Terri Brooks, Pia Løye, Nicola Staeglich, Ivan De Menis, Ryllton Viney, Lisa Patroni, Michael Muruste, Paul Snell, Noah Spivak, Patrizia Biondi, Molly Thomson, Marlene Sarroff, Ian Wells, Monique Lacey, Paul Bishop, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Magda Cebokli, Michelangelo Russo, Jennifer Jabu, Pim Piët , Susan Andrews, Kevin Lund, David Marsden, Jamin Kluss, Ilkka Parni, Jeff Conefry, Brent Hallard, Louise Gresswell.

At the opening

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Selected works:
Louise Gresswell Au

Brent Hallard Au

Ivan De Menis It

Susan Andrews Au

Paul Snell

Steven Carson Au

Nicola Staeglich De

 Image_ Object, examines the relationship between the visual and the physical in non-objective works. Most artworks, it can be argued, are fusions of imagery and objecthood. This exhibition reveals an increasing emphasis upon texture and surface qualities. The predilection for large areas of undifferentiated or barely fluctuating colour, the exploitation of the edge, of the shaped or moulded support, and the physical juxtaposition of disparate or borrowed elements.

Images courtesy of the artists and curator Paul Snell.

Roger Kemp

Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
To March 15

'Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist is the first major exhibition to chart the development of acclaimed Australian abstract artist Roger Kemp’s career. Best known for his large-scale tapestries that hang in the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall, Kemp is recognised as one of the great inventors in abstract art, striving ‘to make visible the invisible’.' Ian Potter Centre NGV website

Selected images:

Louise Weaver

Between Appearances: The art of Louise Weaver
Curated by Melissa Keys
Buxton Contemporary
University of Melbourne

To 9 February 2020

'Between appearances features more than 100 works in an array of media including sculptural installations, paintings, drawings, printmaking, collage, textiles, movement and sound. The exhibition spans three decades of the artist’s practice and reveals Weaver’s longstanding interests in fields as diverse as visual culture, art history, natural history, science and design.' Excerpt gallery website.

Selected images

Bridget Riley

To Jan 26
Hayward Gallery

Installation photos by Stefan Annerel

Helga Groves

Patterns from the heart of a planet 
Last day 

Fallen Star series #8, 2019, laser cut Perspex, 63 x 91 cm

Patterns from the heart of a planet, 2019, oil and wax on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Installation image

'Rocks are verbs, writes Marcia Bjornerud in ‘Timefulness’, her account of geology’s study of earth’s planetary history. By offering visible evidence of processes — eruption, accretion, growth — rocks make time legible. Like Bjornerud, Helga Groves reads time’s legibility in the surfaces and markings of stone, transforming them into abstract images and sculptural forms...' Ingrid Periz, Slow Moving Structures, Helga Groves exhibition essay 2018.

Images and text Sutton Gallery Website.

TJ Bateson

Metallic Black
Tacit Galleries
To December 23
168a Gipps Street
Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm

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Bateson's new body of work is dark but not depressing. Rather, it is soothing and the artist says the repetition of his painterly process is both meditative and healing. An experience which is shared by this viewer.