Showing posts with label Louise Blyton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Louise Blyton. Show all posts

Artist Houses Melbourne

Walter Withers, Charterisville near Eaglemont, c1980, oil on wood panel, 20.3 x 33.0 cm

Walking part the Heidelberg Artist Trail recently with Louise Blyton at Yarra Flats, I noticed a sign board with a painting by Walter Withers. My attention went to a home in the distance now called Clarendon Eyre (formerly Springbank) on the other side of the river in Bulleen.

So we set out again recently to discover Clarendon Eyre and the Bolin Bolin Billabong. We not only discovered the house but a short history of the area was shared by a generous neighbour who also guided us on our journey. The Bolin Bolin Billabong was an important gathering place for the Wurundjeri people and other tribes as far as Western Victoria. In the early days of settlement the area was known as 'the fruit bowl' of Melbourne until floods in the mid-1800s? destroyed the trees and it was converted to pasture (info local verbal knowledge).

Clarendon Eyre

Springbank was built by David Mitchell (father of Dame Nellie Melba) in 1879.

Bolin Bolin Billabong

Louise Blyton / Melinda Harper

Until April 25
Queenscliff Gallery
Open daily 10-4pm (closed Tuesday)
81 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria

Louise Blyton

Melinda Harper

L-R: Melinda Harper, Louise Blyton

Louise Blyton and Melinda Harper

Queenscliff Gallery

Photos by Louise Blyton

Louise Blyton

6th international biennale of non objective art
Que des femmes/Only women
Melbourne virtual satellite
Hosted by Art Thoughts AU at Yarra Bend Gallery
September 22 - 19 November

Louise with Lisa

Louise Blyton (b. Melbourne) is a reductive artist exploring the romance of raw linen and colour. The artist’s geometrically shaped canvases explore colour, light, and form through the visual language of Reductivism, an aesthetic style characterized by streamlined compositions, restricted colour, and a reduction of form and means. Identifying with Reductivism’s simplicity, Blyton’s shaped canvases and three-dimensional wall sculptures elevate craftsmanship and process, achieving a compositional clarity that unifies colour and form while portraying the accidental coincidence of beauty.

“I’m always looking for a kind of quietness and harmony when making my works, even if the colour being used is loud. It’s the accidental beauty in nature that really captivates me. A small shadow from a leaf across the pavement from above. A reflection in a puddle on a cloudy day. Just nature in everyday life. It’s a reminder that you can view the world in a more intimate way.”

Louise Blyton lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 1988. Blyton has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Recent exhibitions include Annual Summer Exhibition, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, Little Daydreams (petites reveries), at Factory 49 Paris, France; All the Birds are Singing, at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA; Drawing Now Paris, at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA, Portland, ME, USA; and ICONS W\ 13, KNO (Kyiv Non Objective), at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Kiev, Ukraine. Her works are held in significant corporate and private collections in Australia, China, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, and the United States of America.

Studio installation, 2020, various sizes, acrylic on linen.

Louise Blyton, Ted Larsen

Louise Blyton

‘All the birds are singing’
Ted Larsen
‘Future Living in Yesterday’s Tomorrow’ 
To May 4
New York

Louise Blyton, Volcanic Sigh, 2018, Pigment on linen, 20 x 18 x 18 inches.

Opening shot by artist Suzan Shutan.

Ted Larsen, Horse Fly, 2019, Salvage steel, plywood, silicone, vulcanized rubber, 11 x 8 x 6 1/8 inches. 

Louise Blyton

Louise Blyton
Butterfly Milk
57 West 57th Street
New York
January 12 - February 16

Louise Blyton, install shot 'Butterfly milk' 57 West 57th Street.

Louise Blyton, install shot 'Butterfly milk' 57 West 57th Street.
Louise Blyton, install shot 'Butterfly milk' 57 West 57th Street.

Louise Blyton, install shot 'Butterfly milk' 57 West 57th Street.

Congratulations to Louise Blyton on her first solo exhibition in New York City.

Louise's sculptural paintings are hand built. Her colour raw pigment, repeatedly pummeled to build  up the unpainted linen surface.