4th March - 28th March 2015
Opening 6pm Wednesday 4th March
Image: 'Introducing The Band' Image courtesy The Band.
Sound and Vision
A MOP Projects exhibtion hosted by Galerie Pompom
Tim Bruniges, Julian Day, Heath Franco and Richard Kean
THEY ARE PLAYING A SHOW AT MOP PROJECTS/GALERIE POMPOM. MARCH 4TH TO 28TH 2015.THIS IS A STUDIO PROJECT.
Tim Bruniges is a Sydney based visual artist and musician. Working across a range of media, including installation, sound and video, his practice centres on exploring notions of perception, the fallibility of memory and our relationship with time. Often taking the form of site-specific installations, the works attempt to create immersive spaces that allow for a disruption of expected temporal experience. Bruniges holds a MFA from UNSW Art & Design and a BA (Mus) with distinction from the University of Western Sydney. Bruniges was recently awarded the Greene St Studio artist residency in New York, was a highly commended finalist in the John Fries Award 2014 and his work has been written about in Hyperallergic, New York Magazine and The New York Times. He has exhibited works in Australia, the USA, Germany, France, Iceland and Russia. Bruniges has composed music for feature films and was a founding member of Sydney based band The Dead Sea. www.timbruniges.com
Julian Day is an artist, composer and writer/broadcaster. He uses abstract sound to highlight relational and spatial politics, typically dispersing homogenous sound to frame human and atmospheric activity within such environments as malls, parks, churches and streetscapes. Day has presented work at Whitechapel Gallery, MASS MoCA, MATA Festival (New York), bb15 (Linz), FutureEverything, Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Modern Art, PICA, MUMA and Firstdraft. He recently won the ARTAND Australia Contemporary Art Award, an Australia Council Creative Australia fellowship and British Council’s Realize Your Dream. He has also written and broadcast widely on sound, interviewing Vito Acconci, Janet Cardiff, Steve Reich and Laurie Anderson among others on BBC and ABC radio. Day directs two ongoing projects. Super Critical Mass invites temporary communities to undertake simple tasks using identical sound within public places. An Infinity Room (AIR) overlays temporary rooms within rooms using intersecting drones to enact a ‘turbulent geometry’.
Sound plays a vital role in the performance-based video works of Heath Franco. It is a fundamental element in Franco's videos that often informs the production of visual content rather than existing to compliment it. Many of Franco's works include repeated phrases or 'hooks' structured to form rhythms and grooves often pushed past the point of sounding 'catchy', into the repulsive. Recent exhibitions include Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and IMPACT at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Franco’s video works have been screened at Art Fair Tokyo, Sydney Contemporary, Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile, and Art Stage Singapore. In 2012, Franco was awarded the The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, and in 2014 the Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Award. Franco’s work is held in the public collections of Artbank, Griffith University Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Heath Franco is represented by Galerie pompom.
Richard Kean is a Sydney based artist who works predominantly with aural strings in an installation format. This practice works between ideas associated with human artifice and Nature and follows a process that resonates intuitively through both medium and locale to draw forth the poetics implied between relations of being. His work has been concerned with Sydney as a locale for the past four years. Kean has exhibited works nationally and internationally. He also performs and composes music on various string instruments in both a solo and in a collaborative format. Kean has an ongoing collaboration with the artist collective Distanciation. Kean is currently a PhD candidate at SCA, University of Sydney, for which he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image:Peter Holm, Inside Painting #2 Midnight Edition, 2013
Ash and Laquered Beech with non toxical PUR paint, 44.5 x 45 x 300cm
Photograph courtesy of: Peter Holm
Olivier Mosset (USA), Peter Holm (DK) and Kyle Jenkins (AUS), curated by Tarn McLean (AUS)
Tarn McLean’s research involves the investigation, application and transference of formal elements associated with paintings modernist discourse to locate contemporary painting practice as a non-static undertaking. The canvas retains an interior focus of inquiry while becoming a working space from which conceptual intentions are expanded into architectectonic debates. Through the curated installation McLean combines three generations of seminal artists’ work within the field, including Olivier Mosset, Peter Holm and Kyle Jenkins. The exhibition integrates lateral modes of thinking which in turn allow spaces to collapse and expand towards cross-disciplinary fields and plains into a realm of conceptual, physical and visual possibilities.
Tarn McLean is a Queensland based artist currently undertaking a PhD exploring the development of painting from the 1960’s to now, identifying it’s expansion from canvas support to the design of space and architecture. Olivier Mosset is a Swiss/American painter, sculptor and installation artist who since the 1960’s has developed a body of work that represents his ‘interest in other peoples work and painting in general’. Peter Holm is a Danish artist working with painting in the extended field, extracting qualities from multiple disciplines such as architecture, design and classical painting. Kyle Jenkins is a Queensland based artist whose cross-disciplinary practice expands from reductive painting into a variegated discourse including sculpture, drawing and music as well as photography and wall painting.
This exhibition is supported by RAYGUN Projects and Arts Queensland.
Peter Holm is also supported by the DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION