12th July - 29th July 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 12 of July
Image:Marcelle Robbins, Noise In My House – The Paint Fight 03, 11x14in, Inkjet print on archival paper, 2012
Noise In My House Marcelle Robbins
Noise in my House is an exhibition of new work by Marcelle Robbins. The project follows the different manifestations of a House over three years. In the beginning the interior walls were covered with artwork both original and appropriated. Then there was a naked paint fight within its walls- a frivolous act of creation, fun and life.
In the project’s last year, Marcelle continued to document the decay of the property in sketches, still photography and video, capturing the House's slow dilapidation as a resulting of the paint fight and the outside influences of local teenagers and scrappers.
Marcelle Robbins is an artist based in Sydney. She creates unique artwork highlighting the opposition of the banal and the surreal. She uses personal memory as an instigator and through her work hopes to evoke the viewer's sense memories. The mediums employed in her practice range from photography, to works on paper, to sculpture including in-situ installations that explore physical and fantasy interior and exterior environments. She studied at the College of Fine Arts completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and has exhibited across Australia in solo and group shows.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Adri Valery Wens, Cinta Mati #1 , 2011
Pigment on silver rag paper, 80 x 80 cm framed
Cinta Mati Adri Valery Wens
Adri Valery Wens is interested in portraiture and the notion of the metaphysical based on Kasimir Malevich’s, Suprematist paintings - such as Black Square, Red Square and Black Circle, all 1915. The series of six images of Cinta Mati investigates and references Malevich’s ideas to do with mysticism and ritual as expressed through the repetition and evocation of abstract shapes and the use of colour.
Cinta Mati means crazy love in Indonesian.
The Juggling series references still images from modernist painting such as Georges Braque’s Pale Ale (1911) and Still Life with Bottles and Glasses (1912), and Pablo Picasso’s La carafe (1912).
The Roller Door series investigates the artist’s interest in a (late) modernist artist and one who was gay, Robert Rauschenberg, whose repetitive lines in the early work, This Is the First Half of a Print Designed to Exist in Passing Time (1949) and Cy + Roman Steps (1952) are repeated here in the roller door. This patterning is quoted within a re-worked image.
Adri Valery Wens is a Sydney based artist, born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He studied at the College of Fine Arts (COFA) UNSW. He uses photography as the main medium to communicate his ideas.
His work has been selected for the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award in 2009 while he was a second year student at COFA. Recently he has also been selected as one of the finalists in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2012. The MOP exhibition is his first solo exhibition.