4th February - 1st March 2019
Opening 6pm Wednesday 4th February
Image left: Benjamin Chadbond, Her Last Cigarette, 2017, Framed Digital C-Type Print, 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Image right: Benjamin Chadbond, Untitled, 2018, Framed Digital C-Type Print, 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
I Told You I Needed You Benjamin Chadbond
Benjamin Chadbond’s first solo exhibition I Told You I Needed You explores our desire to assign meaning and structure to the world around us, and, despite our self reflection, our inability to ever wholly know or understand ourselves. The work is primarily concerned with photographic ‘languages’ and how meaning can be either made and entrenched or dissolved in the photographic image. The images themselves are a knowing nod to the absurdity of the task at hand and the inherent fallibility of language itself, photographic or otherwise.
Benjamin Chadbond is a Sydney based photomedia artist. He is also the founder and co-director of an online publication called Try Hard Magazine, which aims to broaden discourse around the medium of photography. In 2018 Chadbond graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media at University of Technology, Sydney. Most recently his work was exhibited in the group show The Break Up curated by Luke Letourneau at 107 Projects and Life is Hard curated by Todd McMillian and Natalya Hughes at First Draft Gallery.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
mage: Josh Foley, Untitled 1, 2019, Acrylic on Board, 20 x 25 cm
'Blue Lines' - shadows, form, subject and object. 'Blue Lines' - a Massive Attack album and a song title off that album. 'Blue lines' - a lyric from that song referencing Doctor Who and his time travelling machine, The Tardis. Josh Foley will occupy the designated 'blue line' area in Galerie pompom with recent painting experiments. Some of these are small acrylic paintings that aim to create the illusion of a type of paint sculpture, a gestural clump of matter hovering within a void. Other works continue Foley's investigation into the cultural and structural tropes and instabilities of the still life genre, especially in consideration of digitised platforms.
Josh Foley (b 1983, Launceston) predominantly makes paintings but also creates computer generated models and animations, sculptures and installations. He is interested in the continuing possibilities of painting in an age of increasing technological novelty. Foley was awarded a bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours from the University of Tasmania in 2004. Notable among awards received is the 2015 John Glover Prize, Australia's richest annual prize for landscape painting. In the same year Foley received the runner up award for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award. Foley has exhibited widely in Australia and his work was recently acquired by the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.