Thursday, 16 February 2017

Laser Guided



This was my first time having something laser cut, small ply wood boards approximately 72cm x 39cm in size. The precision of the cutting is very satisfying, and it enables the two pieces to be layered and joined perfectly.

Shown here is the two layers pressed and glued, where the line-work is the supporting frame of the back of the board. This line-work mimics the composition I intend to paint on the reverse side.

I also really like the pieces left over, cut out from the negative spaces. They are beautiful little shapes to play with, like that of a children's educational puzzle.


©ADG2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Nice One Picasso



The Woods, Pine, spray paint, acrylic and enamel. (Dimensions variable)


I am currently making new work for the exhibition Nice One Picasso as a part of the 2017 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival.

The exhibition will showcase work from current students and graduates of Sydney College of the Arts including:

Vicky Browne, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Eugene Choi, Chris Dolman, Chris Fox, Liam Garstang, Francesca Heinz, Hana Hoogedeure + Luke O'Donnell, Robin Hungerford, Harley Ives, Biljana Jancic, Richard Kean, Clare Milledge, Jonny Niesche, Kate Scardifield, Ben Terakes, Kai Wasikowski and Justene Williams.


Thanks to Sunday Punch Projects, and curator Liam Garstang for including me.

More info and artist profiles @ sundaypunch.com.au

©ADG2017

Sunday, 11 December 2016

TWINS


Acrylic, ink and Posca on board, 2016. [diptych / dimensions variable]

These paintings were made for display in a group show at Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt.

TWINS is a revision of the first mirrored pair I made in 2015 during my MFA titled Situs Inversus. Utilizing my now refined geometries while reworking a known outcome, using the same colour scheme was an enjoyable exercise and I am happy with the (updated) result.

Articulate Turns Six is on until the 24th of December and includes work by: Adrian Hall, Adrian Hobbs, Alan Schacher/Mike Leggett, Alexandra Mitchell, Anke St├Ącker, Anya Pesce, Barbara Halnan, Cecilia White, Chantal Grech, Christine Myerscough, Danica Knezevic, Elizabeth Ashburn, Elizabeth Day, Jennifer O’Brien, John von Sturmer, Julie Brooke, Kirsten Drewes/Elizabeth Rankin, Lesley Giovanelli, Liz Coats, Margaret Roberts, Marlene Sarroff, Marta Ferracin, Niall Robb, Nola Farman, Noelene Lucas, Pam Leung, Paul Sutton, Raw Contemporary (Ryuichi Fujimura, Linda Luke, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Kirsten Packham, Angela French, Renay Pepita), Ro Murray, Rose Ann McGreevy, Rox de luca, Steven Fasan, Sue Callanan, Susan Buret, Sylvia Griffin, Vivienne Dadour, Toni Warburton and Yvette Hamilton.

©ADG2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016

RE-ATTEMPTS


Mutant, acrylic, ink and posca on board, 2016. [40 x 30 cm]


RE-ATTEMPTS is a group exhibition to be held at gWilson Gallery, Lewisham and opening on Sunday 20th November 3-6pm.

I will be showing new work made recently at 411 studios.

Also included in the exhibition is work by Ciaran Begley, Priscilla Bourne, Simon Lawrence, and Kasane Low.

Thanks to Ciaran Begley and Priscilla Bourne for organizing it all.

The exhibition will run until the 4th of December 2016.

©ADG2016

Monday, 17 October 2016

Ogre



Acrylic and ink on board. [40 x 30 cm]

The second in a new series of paintings. A strange hypnotic flow of free association.

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Joker


Acrylic, ink and spray paint on board. [40 x 30 cm]

New work / odd face.

This is the first painting I have finished after moving in to my new studio. It took some time to set up my work-space, but I am really feeling at home there now. After finishing this first piece I look forward to building a new series, upon such a foundation.

©ADG2016

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Unknown Potential




Acrylic, ink, coloured pencil and marker pen on binder board.


These studies continue from drawings that were focused on thinking about patterned coloured grounds and utilize a known technique working with marker pens.

Starting the pattern with a straight line at the top, moving down line by line and alternating through a series of colours repeatedly. As the pattern progresses the lines begin to form natural waves as your hand wobbles tracing the previous line across the surface.

The results of placing two knowns together produce an offspring rich with unknown potentials.

©ADG2016