Nicholas Mangan, Termite Economies
Sutton Gallery, 4 August 2018 – 1 September 2018
By Amelia Winata
I noticed when researching for this review that Nicholas Mangan was born
in Geelong, where I, too, was born. And, presuming that Mangan grew up
there, I wonder whether he ever encountered the bizarre CSIRO Animal
Health Laboratory that I lived near. Crowned with an enormous tower
that, in hindsight, might have been a colossal chimney (perhaps for
releasing the smoke and vapour from biologi...
Binns' Grids and Voids
Vivienne Binns: It is what it is, what it is
Sutton Gallery, 17 March – 14 April 2018**
By Helen Hughes
Vivienne Binns seems to have taught—or had some sort of mentor-like relationship with—a whole bunch of artists whose work I like: Charlie Sofo, Liang Luscombe, Trevelyan Clay, Kate Smith and Geoff Newton, to name just a few. If there is amongst some or all of these artists a shared sensibility to do with humour, a cavalier attitude towards painting (or 'fine art...
Trevelyan Clay, Moments Today
Neon Parc, 31 August – 7 October 2017
Kate Smith, An Impression of an impression
Sutton Gallery, 8 September – 7 October 2017
By Francis Plagne
I confess to being a sucker for bad painting. Not, that is, for all painting that fails in whatever way to be good, but for the particular style of offhand, deliberately underwhelming sub-expressionist painting most closely associated with a number of artists from Cologne who rose to prominence in the...
Raafat Ishak & Damiano Bertoli, Hebdomeros
Sutton Gallery, 21 April – 20 May 2017
By Paris Lettau
There is an irony to Hebdomeros, and that is that the exhibition teaches us more about the Italian 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) than it does about either of its two collaborating Melbourne based artists, Raafat Ishak and Damiano Bertoli.
The modest exhibition, which accompanies Ishak's solo exhibition 1977 (in Sutton Gallery's adjacent room), takes its title fro...