Image: Chris Aerfeldt 'Her Dizziness Grew', 2010, Oil on linen, 205 x 180cm
GALLERY 1, 2 & 3
Helen Gory Galerie in Sydney Chris Aerfeldt, Abbey McCulloch, Tim Moore, Jacqui Stockdale, Carmel Seymour and Lorene Taurerewa
Helen Gory Galerie showcases a dynamic selection of its represented artists
Each of these artists interrogates and processes their surroundings, weaving their way through history, folklore and culture to explore notions of identity and power. The artists acknowledge the myriad influences that inform and shape us and celebrate life's ambiguity and contradiction. These works are rich with complexity and embodied meaning; stark realism gives way to an other-worldliness, the smug certainty of reason jostles with the conjecture of spirituality, and firm lines waiver and blur.
'I look for ambiguity when I’m writing because life is ambiguous.' Keith Richards
In exchange MOP will present ‘Zooplasty’ at Helen Gory Galerie.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Nana Ohnesorge, Blinkers, 2011, Acrylic and Oil on linen, 50.4 x 40.3 cm
opening Wednesday 14.09.11
MOP Projects, Sydney at Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
Nana Ohnesorge, Emma Thomson, Monika Behrens & Rochelle Haley, Jonny Niesche, Drew Bickford, Adam Norton, Harriet Body and Ron Adams
Zooplasty brings together a group of eight artists and one collaborative duo associated with the Sydney artist-run initiative MOP Projects. ‘Zooplasty’ refers to the surgical grafting of animal tissue to a human. The Sydney artists showing in Zooplasty include Nana Ohnesorge, Adam Norton, Emma Thomson, Drew Bickford, Jonny Niesche, Ron Adams, Harriet Body and Monica Behrens & Rochelle Haley. As a group, these diverse contemporary practitioners more generally relate to the theme of ‘zooplasty’ through work that loosely riffs on ideas of transference and exchange. In ‘exchange’ for the creature comforts offered by Zooplasty, Helen Gory Galerie will also present a group exhibition at MOP in 2011.