FRIDAY, NOV 24: 2 SHOWS

INBRED MONUMENTS, by Alex Knost
PICTURE PERFECT / FLOORPLAN, by Adam Turnbull & Bryce Anderson

 


INBRED MONUMENTS
, by Alex Knost

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, Friday November 24
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until Dec 8

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Alex Knost has been experimenting with surfings subculture for over a decade, submerging his interest in 60's and 70's surfboard design as well as a wide range of various artistic mediums. He has traveled internationally creating and exhibiting various bodies of work in the form of paintings, films, and photography. he has recorded and toured in his since expired "pop rock group" Japanese Motors, as well as his current group Tomorrows Tulips, a group referred to as "lo fi minimal experimental psychedelia" by L.A. record magazine. In 2011, after a year spent shaping his own boards, Alex founded his own surfboard label Brown Microwave Television. Alex Knost continues to create and ride his self made surfboards experimenting with "outdated or often disregarded" design.

'Inbred Monuments' is a photographic exhibition of landscapes for Butthole Surfers.

 


 

 

PICTURE PERFECT / FLOORPLAN, by Adam Turnbull & Bryce Anderson

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, Friday November 24
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until Dec 8

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'Picture Perfect / Floor Plan' is a two person exhibition, showcasing Adam Turnbull & Bryce Anderson's interpretation of found image, to create two contrasting yet complimentary expressions of painted collage.
Both artist have created their bodies of work independently from each other, unanimously drawing upon appropriation of vintage publications, reanimating life into otherwise expired source imagery.
Whilst Turnbulls work is a tonal representation of the compositions foundation, through a microscopic study of the pictures DNA; Anderson’s work celebrates the notion as a whole, through unified layering, enhanced by brash vivid colour.

 

 

 


FRIDAY, OCT 6: 2 SHOWS

GAAGAL, by Otis Hope Carey
EVIDENCE, by Sam Stephenson and Harry Culy

 

GAAGAL by Otis Hope Carey

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, October 6
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until October 20

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GAAGAL offers a series of works which ripple, push, pull and detail a spiritual current. Otis Hope Carey presents a collection of paintings which continue to forge his unique style of contemporary Op Art merged with the traditional forms and techniques of the Gumbaynggirr people of his community. The phrase 'GAAGAL', translates to Ocean which is the totemic spiritual emblem of the Gumbaynggirr people, and is reflected in the topographical nature of the paintings and their visual relationship to oceanic current charts and movements. The layering and line work of Carey's pieces create a beautiful union of visual immediacy and the tracings of an intrinsic and sensitive bond.

 

 

Evidence by Sam Stephenson and Harry Culy

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, October 6
Continues to October 20

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'Evidence' is a two-person photography exhibition which aims to encourage discussion about mental health in Australia and New Zealand. The show consists of approximately 25 framed images, a publication, and an installation of found objects.

 

'The Gap' by Harry Culy

As part of his ongoing series entitled 'The Gap', Harry Culy presents a meditative look at an ever changing horizon; a gap between sky and sea. This series was photographed looking east across the Tasman Sea from the cliffs at Sydney's South Head between 2014-2016. Inspired by colour field painting these pictures are studies of light and colour, stillness and movement, and the tension that exist between the two. Beneath these images of intense natural beauty lies a dark history. Don Ritchie (9 June1925 – died 13 May 2012) was a member of the royal Australian Navy and a successful life insurance salesman. He lived opposite Jaccob's Ladder beside the cliffs at an area named The Gap, in Sydney Australia. He would offer distressed strangers a cup of tea and kindness. It is estimated that he has saved the lives of over 400 people.

 

'Lived experience' by Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson has been documenting his kith for over ten years. Realising how common it is for individuals to have a mental health concerns, he has recently sought to engage in conversations about mental health with his friends. He started making portraits of those closest to him in their personal space and then had the sitter write some text about their lived experience on the print. The aim of the project is to reach out to people to feel normal about ups and downs, to shed light on delusions and paranoia, and in doing so, squash the stigma associated with mental health while creating a greater awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, AUGUST 11: AFTER DARK by Allie Webb

 

 

After Dark by Allie Webb

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, 11th August
Continues 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday 12th-13th August,
then by appointment until the 26th August


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Allie Webb's playful, intricately detailed carvings in lino depict a monochrome world of indulgent dinners and late night carousing. The pieces have a sense of humour about them, focusing on relationships, particularly those played out around the table. 

Aesthetics from the past and present combine to create elaborate streetscapes and table settings. The viewer is taken to a tired pub, decorated with neon stripper signs and old beer advertising. Punters emerge, drunk, into the night for one more whisky, or to gorge themselves at their favourite Chinese restaurant. A couple argue over a wine match to accompany their plump oysters. Tables explode with bounty. A dripping wax candle sits alongside vintage Rhone and a fancy crown roast.
 
The prints evoke feelings of both familiarity and unease, reinforced through contrasts in Webb's bold style - clunky lines, intricate patterns mixed with a strict black and white palette narrating the vibrant scenes. Marrying influences from seemingly disparate sources, Webb's work brings together the energy of Australian pop artists such as Martin Sharp in a graceful union with the indulgent and dark conceptuality of German Expressionist Max Beckmann.
 
Based in Sydney, Allie studied Communication Design at RMIT before working as a book designer at Penguin. She's the art director for Swillhouse Group and is behind identities of Sydney's Restaurant Hubert and Shady Pines Saloon among many others.

 

 

 


FRIDAY, MAY 19: ANTI-ROMANCE by Annalisa Ferraris

 

 

ANTI-ROMANCE by Annalisa Ferraris

Opens 6-8pm, 19th May.
Continues 12-5pm, 20th & 21st May, then by appointment.

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Abandonment is a recurring theme in Annalisa Ferraris' work. Previously, it came in the form of empty swimming pools; in her most recent paintings, those pools have been replaced with empty cigarette packets, empty glasses, bottles and oyster shells. The elements are, in a way, interchangeable – these are all, literally, empty vessels. Even scale between her works can be transposed – the still-lifes, on a table, are tiny, manipulated landscapes, with overflowing ashtrays and stubbed-out cigarettes a symbol of time passing (implied in the pool paintings by the presence of shadows).

As well as the still-lifes, Ferraris also looks at abandoned houses and motels – in many, the empty pools of her previous works play a secondary role; in all, a strong sense of noir narrative is apparent. Ferraris, a finalist in the 2015 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and the 2016 Mosman Art Prize, works in acrylic on board, mainly for the flatness and precision such paint can achieve, but also for its ability to pick up every imperfection in the timber. While she uses the same medium for the still-lifes, her style for these works is much looser – subversion comes not only in the subject matter chosen, but also in the way she depicts it. In a further twist and a blurring of boundaries, she also explores ceramics for this exhibition – creating ashtrays in the shape of empty swimming pools.

 

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 28: 2 SHOWS

 

 

Sarcophagus by Stanislava Pinchuk

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, 28th April
Continues 29th & 30th April, 12-5pm 

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Made in the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone, 'Sarcophagus' presents Stanislava Pinchuk's largest work to date. Spanning 6 metres, it is a tapestry that data maps the topographic radioactivity levels at the Sarcophagus being built over Reactor 4.

The data woven into the tapestry presents a broad range of influences; part funerary shroud, part bridal veil – as well as a study of bee-keeping in the zone. Extremely autobiographical, it ties particularly to the artists' upbringing in Ukraine following the accident, within a family of bee-keepers and lace makers.   

 

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Presence by Gemma O’Brien

Opening reception: 6pm-8pm, 28th April
Continues 29th & 30th April, 12-5pm

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Gemma O’Brien is a Sydney based illustrator and artist working predominantly with lettering and typography in the design and advertising world. In her second show at China Heights, Presence, she continues to explore her interest in the relationship between the content of language with its visual appearance. Bold letterforms are delicately integrated with flowing line work, intricate patterns and botanical elements. The text can be deciphered as a statement or simply read as an aesthetic object.

Having spent two years creating large scale murals for commercial clients, O’Brien sees ‘Presence’ as an opportunity to push the boundaries of legibility and explore the possibilities of abstract concepts in the meaning of the text. A collection of disparate phrases were collected by the artist over the last year, influenced by news, social media, pop culture and everyday conversations. Linked by the ideas of desire, purpose, pleasure and morality, the texts are a personal reflection on the ethics of feeling good in an age of global uncertainty.

In ‘Presence’, two large canvases accompany an 8 meter long mural painted directly onto the gallery wall. Documentation of the installation adds a performative element to the process, distancing it further from the traditionally static nature of printed typography. The installation exists for a number of days, before being painted over forever. The limited time in which it can be applied and experienced creates an energy that is embedded in brush strokes left behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, MARCH 31: 2 SHOWS

 

Pushing Past by Brooklyn Whelan

Opens Friday March 31st, 6-8pm 
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until April 13th


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‘Pushing Past’ by Sydney based painter Brooklyn Whelan is a body of work which stems from a dialogue and study of storms, weather patterns and their relationship to the earth beneath. 
Whelan creates sci-fi inspired, ethereal and minimal compositions with his use of acrylic on canvas; and continues his examination of moving sky masses and the friction of clouds with his motif palette of pinks, greys and blacks.

 

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Total Control by Andrew Fairclough

Opens Friday March 31st, 6-8pm 
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until April 13th


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Sydney based illustrator and designer Andrew Fairclough’s first solo exhibition ‘Total Control’ features a collection of mixed media works on wood-panel, combining illustrative portraiture, painting and printmaking. 
The works explore themes of introspection, confusion, duality and impulse control viewed through the dead-gaze of technological distraction and the mesmerising flow of infinite information that is everywhere and nowhere at once.  
Inspired by dystopian fiction, mid-century illustration and low-brow comics, the resulting body of work constructs an uneasy yet hopeful atmosphere awash with abstract textural explorations and haphazard experiments.

Working mostly under his professional moniker Kindred Studio, Andrew Fairclough is an illustrator, designer and art-director best known for his textural illustrative work and vintage print aesthetic. Having participated in multiple group shows since 2012, Total Control will be Andrew’s first solo exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24: 2 SHOWS

 

 

 

‘Desperadoes Under the Eaves’ Kane Trubenbacher

Opens Friday FEB 24TH, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday

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Kane Trubenbacher is a 25 year old tattoo artist and painter, working in Melbourne Australia. 

Artist statement:
Having grown up in rural country areas for my childhood before moving to the city, my work centres around the oppression of living in urban environments, particularly exacerbated during city nights. The work featured in “Desperadoes Under The Eaves” utilises motifs from the tattoo world as well as phrases, signs, and insignia associated with urban environments. The tension between these phrases, signs, and images tell a narrative of parallel disassociation and romanticisation with the urban world and my place in it. The works were produced over a 6 month period in 2015 which were very trying for me, and led to many nights walking the city looking at neon lights for strip clubs and cars passing on dark streets, and these selected paintings from that period were an attempt to diary those nights to move forward.

 

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‘LINES’ feat. Kata Komlos & Poppy Williams

Opens Friday FEB 24TH, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday

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LINES reignites the excitement for the art of printmaking; a century old medium that requires time, dedication and skill to master - values that seem somewhat forgotten.

LINES showcases the work of Kata Komlos and Poppy Williams, and demonstrates their deep-seated respect for printmaking developed through intimate engagement with the medium. The exhibition explores the tumultuous relationship between skill and the desire to create that most young artist’s face. The work of both Komlos and Williams illustrates an abstract expression of lines and forms where cohesion can be found in the absurdity of each image. The works exhibited in LINES crossover many printmaking mediums and will present the unique relationship each artist has with printmaking as a whole.

Kata Komlos is a young Sydney based artist working and studying in the fields of printmaking, film photography with and painting. Her works aim to explore and manipulate the rules of each medium, often finding ways to create new images from methods that are considered somewhat destructive and impatient. Her works are a sincere expression of her own experiences which finds itself being whimsical and cute as well as sometimes dark, gross and humorous. Although her works are constantly evolving, the underlining ideas of honesty and experimentation are always at the forefront of each piece, allowing a practice that is multi-disciplinary and above all, fun.

Poppy Williams is a Sydney based artist, who predominately works with lino printing, and has recently screen printing. Printing on paper has been a recent change for Williams, as she mainly works with fabric. Her mother has played a large part in this, introducing and influencing Williams throughout her life with her own practice of printing. Williams works are always evolving and changing, with only a limited print run & continual progression of the work. The world is a complete maze whether or not you think life is going in a straight line for you. This is what the work in LINES aims to express.

 

 

 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16: 2 SHOWS

 

 

 

'Textures of Silence' feat. Gabriella Lo Presti, Bridgette Mcnab, Jarryd Lynagh

Opens Friday DEC 16TH, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday

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Silence holds each work here. Together, they speak to moments (be they micro or macro) of suspense, uncertainty and ambiguity. Spaces, as well as portraits, are emptied of the signs of human swiftness – time is held on the brink by a deafening roar of stillness. A town on the edge. Interrupted moments, breaking something we are not privy to. A fading culture.

The suspense you will see is not crime thriller-esque, but banal. It is the suspense that infects everything always, one showing the precarity of our grasp on permanence. Lo Presti's emptied TABs and racing clubs memorialise the culture of gambling while it still draws breath. Bygone relics of a time not yet gone. McNab's women are caught as if they are meant to populate the filmic – each is poised on the edge of a key narrative event, yet this never arrives for us as audience. We are one step back, there is the veiling distance of memory in our way. Lynagh's scenes of rural Queensland focus on land and the sprouting of a lifestyle around trains. A sense of physical distance becomes felt for the audience through the silencing of human presence.

In combination each artist seems to work against the dictum that a picture is worth 1000 words. Instead, a picture is worth the release of the requirement to say anything. The textures of silence that unfold in the unspeaking space are more complex.

Written by Jacob G Warren

 

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'Exhibition - a survey of painting'
feat. Otis Hope Carey, Henry Curchod, Max Berry & Mark Drew

Opens Friday DEC 16TH, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday

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As a survey of painted works, this exhibit places four artists alongside each other to encourage a discourse; examining their individual painting methodologies and what dialogue is created by bringing the works together in one space. Utilising large scale pieces which draw on ideas of heritage, the abstract, popular culture, op art and the landscape, this exhibition operates as a viewing glass to assess and celebrate the medium of painting.

 

 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2: 2 SHOWS

 

 
KYLE MONTGOMERY TIMOTHY HILLIER

 

‘Thank You!’ by KYLE MONTGOMERY
Opens Friday DEC 2ND, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday

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’Thank You!’ is a direct reference to the disposable shopping bags that litter the streets & adorn the stores of Kyle Montgomerys’ current residence - St Marks Place, NYC. This exhibition continues the ’Crystal Mary’ sculpture series deployment, then incorporates new elements from the refuse of his new found environment, with the irreverent sentiments of the deitys fused with crystallographic embellishments.

Montgomery explores icons from the  religious and geological dominions, then compares their relevance to one another through various sculptural forms. 


The ‘Crystal Mary’ - is an intentional collision of separate beliefs in a singular form, ultimately investigating the cycle of life in both conventional & conceptual realms.

 

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‘Domestic Connecting’ by TIMOTHY HILLIER
Opens Friday DEC 2ND, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday

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Over the last 4 years I have been working in remote communities of Australia, often driving and flying the breadth of the country. Most of the time I am looking out windows watching the landscape drift by. This country is still so mysterious to me. And the more I find out, the more mysterious it gets. The Dreamings. The Songlines. The colour and the smells. The noises and the music. It all seems out of this world. For Kartiya, it is still so alien.

Being from Melbourne, and talking to a lot of my friends, the outback seems like a scary place. So foreign, and mostly never explored. You see it from a distance in photos and movies, tv reports that dilute and distort the stories and wonder of remote places.

These photos are my understanding, or lack there of, of the lands that are the outback. The Never Never. Seen from a distance, the photos mirror back at you, the lands where you cant get to... But it is all still a mystery. But the colours keep calling you back. The Aura locks you in

Taken during various flights, criss crossing country. The double refraction of the light thru the Lexen perspex and glass, splits the colour of the light into different paths. It seems as if the land is giving off these colours, the song lines of the outback filling the camera.

Melbourne based photographer and film-maker, Hillier is constantly capturing the events, lives and colours around him. Wether it is a Video DSLR or some broken down 35mm, he is interested in the manner of how light is captured, and how in turn it is represented.

Using out of date film and cross processing, mixing lens filters and shooting thru foreign objects, pushing how colour can be manipulated, in camera, and then be displayed. His work is both honest and fictitious. Either filming the rituals of Indigenous Australian dancing, or how the light of the desert looks thru a window.

Working within documentary films and vernacular photography, he has exhibited in New York, Vancouver and around Australia, contributing to many magazines worldwide, as well as more recently working on commercial projects with Greens Candidate Stephanie Hodgins-May and comedian Arj Barker, as well as the video clips for Super Wild Horses, Dick Diver and Twerps, and 100 plus videos for Indigenous Hip Hop Project.

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11: 2 SHOWS

 

 
DION HORSTMANS STEVE TIERNEY

 

'Metal Heads' by DION HORSTMANS

Opens Friday November 18th, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until November 20th.

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'Metal Heads' is a collection of morphed pseudo-tribal angular steel 'masks' that combine the sleek lines of an inter-galactic battle ship with the haunting exoticism of a Sepik River ancestral artefact. Tribal masks, by their very nature, transmute the wearer into a non-human, or superhuman entity; endowing the wearer with the power of the spirits, with the supernatural forces at the heart of every religion. Their majesty resides in their inherent unknowability; invoking wonder, tinges of fear and a celebration of the power of the human mind and its limitless creativity.

Horstmanns' spent years working in New Guinea's cultural heartland – the Sepik River, a place drenched in mysticism and animistic worship. Amidst the vast network of lakes and kunai plains that drain the highlands is a land where artistic virtuosity is used to placate ancestral spirits and co-opt favourable outcomes. Such is the function of masks.

'Metal Heads' also incorporates a continuing theme of Horstmanns' work – an intrigue with the ultra-modern slickness of jet fighters and sci-fi space ships, especially their clarity of line and piercingly aggressive form. Combined with the 'tribal' format these masks induce a range of emotions – from startling incomprehension through to an instinctive sense of awe.

- Jim Elmslie

 

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'Without Nothing' by STEVE TIERNEY

Opens Friday November 18th, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until November 20th.

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Steve Tierney's latest exhibition 'Without Nothing' features a body of 30 striking hand-cut collages. Tierney conjures floating worlds where figures and faces are dissected by text and everyday objects. A strong critique of social behaviour and human interaction seen through an almost dystopian gaze informs the artist's work. The style and iconography of old film posters, vintage books and magazines of the 1940's, 50's and 60's are his visual inspiration. Personal experiences of identity, gender and self-awareness are explored through themes of confidence versus self-doubt, and power versus fear in everyday life with a wry humour exemplified by the exhibition's title, negating its own negativity.

Created in Oaxaca, Mexico where Tierney currently resides, 'Without Nothing' is the accumulation of more than a year of experimenting with new ideas and techniques generated in on-going collaborations with artists internationally. In 2015 Tierney spent four months in Buenos Aires, working closely with collage artists there, and earlier this year took part in the 3rd International Collagistas Festival in The Netherlands, which featured over 25 artists from all over the world.

Tierney was first introduced to mixed media and collage through his lecturer Peter Powditch at Sydney Graphic College, whose influence and inspiration remain within his work to this day. Between 2003 and 2009 Tierney exhibited in solo and group shows in various galleries within Australia, experimenting in techniques of mixed media, silk-screen and stencil art. Since 2010 he has worked solely in the medium of hand-cut paper collage, forming a style of his own that he has exhibited in Cambodia, Mexico, the Netherlands and Australia.

 

 


A RETURN TO SLOW by MAX BERRY

 

 

Opens Friday November 4, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm, Saturday & Sunday.
On view by appointment thereafter.

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The nature of finding a middle ground between familiar and unfamiliar landscapes is incredulous. A sense of place within landscape is marred, inextricable from our past environments. Max Berry's residency period solidifies time and place as a freeze frame, presented to us through the artist's hand and camera.

There is a starkness here – both to the images and also to the feelings felt in movement of an unfamiliar line of sight. Nothing is naturalised. There is a sense of wonder in the smallest of the small. Berry moves between both painting and photography to present a soliloquy of solitude and stillness that comes from the harshness of nature unbounded.

- Angela Garrick
excerpt from critical essay 'Solitary Migrations'



 



 

 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21: 2 SHOWS

 

 

 

'CONTINENTAL' by ROMY NORTHOVER

Opens Friday October 21st, 6-8pm Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until October 30th.

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CONTINENTAL is the first solo exhibition held on Australian soil by English-born ceramic artist Romy Northover, who now works in the USA. Revisiting memories of travel within continental Europe, Northover found herself preoccupied with our innate relationship to land mass - in its most basic sense - the earth and our primeval connection to it.

Throughout the ages human cultures have found expression through forming and decorating objects made from clay. CONTINENTAL poses the idea of how the medium of clay can still resonate powerfully across a single continent such as Australia, which itself possesses its own deep historic connection with the earth. Ceramic forms can become essential expressions of human contact with our environment and evidence of our instinct for survival. Today ceramics can also be objects of desire, but in Northover's hands they never lose touch with their primal purpose, timelessly enclosing space and evoking their earthly origin. The exhibition shows recent ceramics, sculptural pieces, drawings and photographs that represent Northover's current practice.

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work reflects a constant search for and development of ideas. Most of these emanate from my sense of connection with the earth and with the tactile possibilities of clay. Learning from traditional cultures and observing the contemporary scene provide plenty of opportunity to explore the dichotomy between the ancient world and the future. The work in the exhibition includes pieces that are monochromatic, allowing form to speak openly. By contrast, some pieces feature blue finish and others gold – colours that have strong references in early cultural imagery. Surfaces are at times silky and luminous, or at other times rough with imperfections. Both high art and primitive forms influence the contrasts I feel through my hands and see with my eyes. Our world is one in which both survival and desire play a part. To capture that spirit is an ongoing mission.

- Curation by Kara Town
- Photography by Shanita Sims
- Organic Installation by Caitlin Melling
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'PROOF OF LIFE' by CHRIS TOWN & WILL LYNES

Opens Friday October 21st, 6-8pm Continues 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until October 30th.

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PROOF OF LIFE

Chris Town has been a practicing artist for twenty years, having exhibited in a number of group shows, this will be Town's forth time exhibiting with China Heights, having had solo exhibitions at the gallery previously. Town's work is also held in the Artbank collection.

Will Lynes has been perfecting his craft as a professional sign painter specialising in glass work for the past five years. Lynes has exhibited in several group shows both here and in the US at galleries such as Mild Manners and the RVCA Corner Gallery.

Chris Town and Will Lynes both grew up in Sydney and have been friends for 15 years.

CHRIS TOWN
Notions of time – past, present and future, inform a great deal of Town's work and have done so for years. For this particular body of work, Town chooses to focus on the past. Like many, Town is obsessed with keeping records of his daily experiences for him it is has always been a way to prove that in that moment of time, he existed. Unlike our current culture- where an overwhelmingly constant flow of social media, and its associated endless realm of imagery, reign supreme- Town chooses to take physical momentos of daily life. These objects form the basis of much of his work, transformed in a less formal process into collage within his diaries; a practice which has accurately articulated his thoughts and informed his memories for a number of years now. Burdened by the somewhat overwhelming amount of content amassed over time and the fading meaning that some elements now contain, Town has purged himself of any sentimentality, and accepted the fading nature of his past. Shrouded in white, these paintings are no longer stark recollections of time past, but a far more natural representation of what are now faint impressions on his mind.

WILL LYNES
For this latest exploration into what may be considered his signature style, Lynes has successfully mixed the ubiquitous slogans of contemporary culture with the age the old technique of gold gilding. Having recently taken a closer look at his formative years Lynes has, upon reflection, created a body of work with a far more personal tone.

 

 


DOGG HOUSE by MARK DREW

 

 

Opens Friday 26 August, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm, Saturday & Sunday.
On view by appointment thereafter.

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The China Heights co-founder's first Australian solo show since 2013.



 



 

 


TONKOTSU METHOD by HENRY CURCHOD

 

Opens Friday 22nd July, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm, Saturday & Sunday.
On view by appointment until 30th July.

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For two years Henry Curchod has exclusively made paintings of water; reproducing one of nature’s most destructive yet reviving forces into a diverse series of abstracted schemes. In the wake of capturing and collecting thousands of images of water mass, Curchod developed an extensive visual language of painted aqueous patterns. This rigorous exploration of water's luminous and elusive qualities confront something inherent in the dialogue of abstract painting.

Ultimately the subject becomes disposable through the isolation and repetition of pattern and colour. Drawing from Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, Curchod’s process explores a mixture of traditional and contemporary painting techniques. Through the act of veiling, Curchod layers transparent paint, loose brushtrokes, spraypaint and at times applies and removes latex in order to conceal and reveal previous layers. This complex application of paint renders the subject of water an expression of colour and light, eliciting the intangible and hypnotic nature of water itself.

 



 

 


FRIDAY, JUNE 17: 2 SHOWS

‘SHIFTING SKIN’ by NATALIE RYAN

Opens Friday June 176-8pm
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday

‘INVENTORY OF FORM’. GROUP SHOW FEATURING; ANNALISA FERRARIS, BRETT CHAN, GEMMA O’BRIEN & SPIDER X DEATH.

Opens Friday June 176-8pm
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday

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Shifting Skin
 entails a series of sculptures that have been developed in response to working with specimens in anatomical collections. The cadavers in these environments have typically been cut to reveal ­­the internals w­hilst maintaining the form and showing the external skin. Often the sections of the body can be realigned to depict the complete animal or part thereof. In this series I want to pay homage to this process by creating a cut in the skin of the sculpture, highlighting the external and internal surfaces. I am interested in ideas of the specimen as portrait and the manner in which the body is viewed within science and art. I am also interested in the display techniques and methodologies used in both disciplines and the exchange of knowledge. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Inventory of Form is a survey of works, by a selection of artists from the China Heights stable. Featured in this exhibition will be current works from Annalisa Ferraris, an overview of Spider Death’s tattoo based illustrations, recent illustrations by Gemma O’Brien, and an installation of Brett Chan’s intergalactic canon. The showcase will traverse through painting, drawing, sculpture, and illustration, investigating the notion of form through their individual methods. 

 

 

 

 



 

 


NGURAALAMI by OTIS HOPE CAREY



 

Opens Friday May 27, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday, then by appointment until June 5

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NGURAALAMI grants viewers access to personal narratives which detail journeys and experiences derived from Carey's life. The paintings featured in this body of work are reflective of the Op Art movement of the 1960's championed by artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, with the inherent influence of the traditional style and techniques of the Gumbaynggirr people of his community. A key influence on the works was the safe passage back to the country and to the dreaming by one of Carey's family members after passing on.

A series of metaphoric topographies trace fluid paths across the canvases to manifest the feelings and awareness of knowing a loved one has made it to their next path. The contour lines and movement of NGURAALAMI create a powerful viewing experience which marries visual immediacy with the spiritual and conceptual nature of Carey's contemporary practice.

 

   

 

 


KNIGHTMARE by FRENCH



 

Opens Friday April 29, 6-8pm
Continues 12-5pm following Saturday and Sunday

Catalogue and online sales

“Fighting Fantasy and D&D meets 70’s black light posters and Space Rock”
- Funeral French

 


Knightmare presents bright neons and day glow inks punctuated and shaped by Funeral French’s distinctive illustration style. Conjuring imagery of a ghoulish fantasy realm, not too dissimilar from a roll the dice styled board game such as Fighting Fantasy, the works are referential of a specifically 1970’s ‘medieval space age’ impression upon illustration. Stickers, patches, blankets, posters and flags become the physical incarnations of the work in an ode to the objects one might want to decorate their bedroom or jacket with when they were fifteen. Dragons, castles, knights, skeletons, wizards and vikings face off in French’s illustrated universe resulting in a body of work demonstrating his unique understanding of the illustrated form. 

 

 

 


COMPLEX/SIMPLICITY by BRETT CHAN



Opens Friday March 18, 6-8pm

Catalogue and online sales

'Like a film, Entrances and Exits, like any art, is a reflection of creation at that point in linear time. It's one human's journey through this dimension and others.' – Brett Chan

Chan's Complex Simplicity is an exploration of multiple dimensions, focusing on time, space and reality. Using sculpture, video, music and painting, Chan has created a multi-disciplinary installation that challenges linear notions of human existence. The centrepiece of Complex Simplicity is Chan's film Entrances and Exits and its accompanying soundtrack. Which asks participants to question their concepts of the current epoch, and from which the rest of the exhibition extends itself.


 

 


FRIDAY FEB 12


Hawkeye, by
Ralph Hobbs

Catalogue and online sales

OPENING: 6-8pm Friday, 12th February
ARTIST TALK: 2pm Saturday 13th February, with Ralph Hobbs & James Drinkwater.
CONTINUES: 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday, 13th-14th February, then by appointment until the 26th February 


Hawkeye reveals the decisive moments and observations of artist Ralph Hobbs’ visual investigation into the relationship between flora and fauna within Australia’s rural landscape. A series of gestural paintings and drawings forms a visceral experience in which Hobbs exercises the power of the gaze upon the wildlife and landscape, to create a body of work, which moves beyond the sum of its parts.


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Pictureland, by Leo Coyte, Biddy Maroney, Cameron Emerson-Elliott

Catalogue and online sales

OPENING:
 6-8pm Friday, 12th February
CONTINUES: 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday, 13th-14th February

Pictureland brings together these Sydney artists, whose fluid representations of figure and ground show worlds in sempiternity - within time, but also infinitely into the future. The Pictureland of the exhibitions title is an inferred zone, a plane where any given form can be brought to life. 

The exhibition features a range of recent paintings and works on paper.

(Leo Coyte is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney)

 


 

 


WORKS ON PAPER 2015



Opens Friday December 11, 6-8pm

Catalogue and online sales

A group exhibition of works on paper by local & international artists, featuring: Adam Turnbull, Aedan Lee, Anthony Lister, Benja Harney, Brett Chan, Bryce Anderson, Caleb Reid, Chrissie Abbott, Edward Woodley, EGS, Richard ‘French’ Sayer, Gemma O’Brien, Germes Gang, Henry Curchod, Horfee, Irvine, Jarryd Lynagh, Julian Meagher, Kyle Montgomery, Louise Pfanner, Madsaki, Mark Drew, Mark Whalen, Marty Baptist, Max Berry, Otis Hope Carey, Paul Davies, Petro, Regine Bartsch, Reko Rennie, Russell Maurice, Scott Keim, Sean Wadey, Shaun O’Connor, Spider X Death, Taishi Nishihiro, Taku Obata, Thomas Jackson, Tohru Matsushita, William Harden, William Maddox, Will McLean, & Zap Galaxy.

 

 


 

 


I.P.F / HEAVY COLLECTIVE: MOSSLESS, THE UNITED STATES (2005-2015)

 

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Opens Thursday November 19, 6-8pm
(one night only)

Mossless: The United States (2005-2015) is a collection of work by nine photographers who have captured a fragment of life in America. Featuring Daniel SheaWhitten SabattiniLindsay D'AddatoEva O’LearyYeon J YueTimothy BrinerMo CostelloSuzanna Zak andJuan Madrid, this is a showcase of new photographers who have each made a significant mark on the social landscape at a time when it's essential to capture a compelling moment, in the spirit of iconic photographers like Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Stephen Shore, who made work that came to define America's past. 

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POOLS by ANNALISA FERRARIS & LUCY O'DOHERTY

 

Show catalogue

Opens Friday October 30, 6-8pm
Continues until Nov 1, 12-5pm

Abandonment is a recurring theme in Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty’s work. In the current exhibition, that abandonment comes in the form of empty swimming pools. Annalisa Ferraris finds their immediate redundancy and strange shifts of space interesting; for Lucy O’Doherty, it’s the implied narrative behind them, the fact that something sinister or sad may have happened for them to be empty – the sense of mystery is alluring. The artists, who met while studying at the National Art School and now work out of the same studio, exhibit together wherever possible.

The pools in Ferraris’ works are geometric in form – colliding slabs of planes, slightly unnerving perspective, line markers straight and true without the distorting power of water. In these works, she’s drawing on the spirit of David Hockney, who she cites as an influence, and Jeffrey Smart to a lesser extent. But equally, it’s her time majoring in photography that has led to her treatment of the subject matter. As a student, Ferraris, a finalist in the 2015 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, photographed the interiors of abandoned buildings – her pools exhibit the same minimal emptiness. She works in acrylic on board, mainly for the flatness such paint can achieve but also for its ability to pick up the grain and every small imperfection in the timber – within her stark (mainly imaginary) landscapes, there are signs of life.

While Ferraris’ pools are sharply angled, Lucy O’Doherty’s are gently curvaceous, reminiscent of motel pools of the Sixties. They are clearly imaginary, often appearing indoors – possibly standing in for a chair – or in some equally surreal incarnation. Painting pools is a leap for O’Doherty, a finalist in this year’s Mosman Art Prize, who is more comfortable with interiors as a subject matter. She is drawn to Edward Hopper’s atmospheric lighting and sense of loneliness as well as Margaret Preston’s bold use of shadow. Obvious, too, is the influence of her father, artist Chris O’Doherty, who taught her to draw. With their soft lines, there’s a dream-like element to her paintings, enhanced by her use of oil on linen. But above all, there’s an unlikely still-life quality to those retro interiors, as O’Doherty dissects the composition and treats each object and shadow as a shape to investigate, in order to create her own very particular worlds. 

 

 


KYLE MONTGOMERY (MELBOURNE SHOW)

Presented in association with Mild Manners Gallery
RVCA Corner Gallery 82 Stanley St Collingwood, Victoria.

Opens Friday October 23, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues until November 8.

Sydney artist Kyle Montgomery's infatuation with the afterlife is intriguing to say the least. He finds himself exploring symbolic items from both religious and spiritual realms then comparing their relevance to one another through various sculptural forms.

He relentlessly trawls online trading posts and auction sites for second hand 'Mary' statues - a commonly used icon for the christian faith, seen to offer guidance and support on the path to life after death. At the same time, his interest in crystals and the knowledge and power they are said to contain, symbolise relevance to those on a more spiritual front.

The Crystal Mary - is an intentional collision of two separate beliefs in physical form, it combines religion and spirituality to create the ultimate icon.

The artist's sculptural works use principals and messages portrayed in his earlier collage works, and push them into the three dimensional.

 

 


HEAVY WEATHER

Show catalogue

Cloud fronts, welded geometry and abstract lettering is what makes up 'HEAVY WEATHER' - the latest show by Sydney artists, Brooklyn Whelan and Dion Hortsmans, along side UK based artist James 'SheOne' Choules.

Using their signature styles, the new works form a beautiful collision of power and calm within natures forever changing weather systems.

Opens Friday 9th October, 6-8pm
Continues until 11th October 12-5pm

 

 


 

PROCESS PAINTINGS is an exhibition of paintings by Adam Turnbull and Michael Bennett. 

The body of work created for Process Paintings has thematic focuses on inner-exploration and awareness in the present, in reference to artistic practice and process. These concepts are something both artists’ incorporate into their daily lives, but have not fully explored during the vital stages of art creation. The thought is that by making this the main focus of their artistic process the artists' work will build and sustain a deeper connection than it previously had, and that working side by side in the moment will encourage and stimulate each other's practice and outlook.

Adam and Michael spent the month of September working parallel in a studio in New York. Working together with the same intentions of creating process paintings through a meditative state the two explored process and development through conversations and collaboration. 

The result is a harmonious body of work which contains a sense unity and togetherness whilst also unveiling each artist's individual process. Adam working with heat and light sensitive pigments on canvas and Michael working with mixed media on board as well as sculpture. 

 

 

 


HIATUS by GEMMA O'BRIEN

 

BINARY by MIRA YUNA

 

SHOW CATALOGUE

SHOW CATALOGUE

DUAL SHOW OPENING: Friday July 31, 6-8pm

Continues 12-5pm August 1 & 2 (Artist talk with Gemma O'Brien Sunday August 2, from 2pm)

PRESS RELEASE

Letters, words, phrases, sentences, numbers, formulae – on various levels, it’s impossible to fully engage in our world without them. Since Gutenberg started the printing revolution in the 15th century, the general population learnt to read and write, and advertising went from being a gimmick to a fact of life, type has become increasingly democratic to the point of being ubiquitous. Lettering in artwork is nothing new; artists and designers today are following a long tradition of working with familiar elements to develop their own language.


GEMMA O’BRIEN ‘HIATUS’

Gemma O’Brien has a long-held love of words – she’s never been a big reader, but keeps notebooks of snatches of conversations, song lyrics, wordplay, thoughts, and words that, physically, just look good together. Her treatment of somewhat familiar phrases aims to confound expectation, turning meaning on its head. During her communication design degree at COFA, she discovered the handmade and physical nature of letterpress and, from then, started merging illustration with type. Working in commercial and non-commercial spheres, and across a range of scales, inspiration comes from a wide variety of sources, from street signs in foreign cities, comic book illustrations and highly detailed and patterned Japanese illustrations to the work of particular designers such as Martina Flor, Friends of Type and Jessica Hische.


MIRA YUNA ‘BINARY’

Mira Yuna was set up in 2013 as a way for Gian Lacanilao and Lauren Barber, who met while studying at Design Centre Enmore, to work together on projects. As well as commercial work, it also covers their own art, and they are particularly drawn to Massimo Vignelli’s philosophy of design by subtraction rather than addition. That is exhibited here in the abstracted forms of numbers and letters, the importance given to the space between numbers, and the use of 3-D boxes to play with perspective. They are interested in the hidden meanings encoded in logos and typography, and the patterns found in such groupings as the Fibonacci sequence. Their approach to design is wholistic, in much the same vein as designers they are influenced by, including Josef Albers, Michael Rock and A.G. Fronzoni.

 

 


 
 

 

 


INTRINSIC SHRINES by P.I.T.S CREW

 

ZAP GALAXY by ZAP

 

 

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Artist statement

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LOWRIDER by Jesse Lizotte

 

APATHETIC issue 1 launch

 

 

Show catalogue

Lowrider is a series that observes the textures of a culture expressed through the people, their cars, and the space they occupy.

Shot in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Jesse Lizotte’s photos are a mixture of incidental moments and portraits that combine to give a stark and intimate insight into a lifestyle often emulated in popular culture around the world. 

Jesse’s images evoke a sense of familiarity in the viewer, yet his photographic sensibilities provide a fresh perspective on the subject matter. The scenes he creates have a filmic quality, capturing tension and movement.

Jesse Lizotte is an Australian/American photographer that gravitates towards subcultures, driven by an interest in the way in which people on the fringes of society influence popular culture and fashion.

 

Show catalogue

Apathetic is a biannual zine, aimed at disproving the fallacy that youth is characterized by apathy.

Curated around a central theme, it showcases young creatives working in the arts and design. Whose passion in and for their various pursuits is subversive of the apathy stigma, supposedly endemic of their age.

Operating on both online and print platforms, Apathetic is both exhibition space and publication, explorative of creativity and theme across genre, form and vocation.

'Awake' the loose curatorial theme of Apathetic’s first Issue, was given to contributors without restriction or direction. The result is a blunt, multi-perspective and deeply personal exploration of the sensation of being 'Awake' - that ranges from notions of self-revelation and awareness, to productivity born of sleep deprivation, and religious awakening.

 

 

 

 

 


ENTOMOLOGY by Thomas Jackson



In this new body of works, 'Entomology', Thomas removes all movement and focuses on the beauty of still, lifeless insects and studies their forms. The Beauty of these preserved and decoratively posed animals has always interested Thomas and been a long source of inspiration within his works.

Show catalogue

https://vimeo.com/120559781

OPENS FRI APRIL 17, 6-8PM
CONT'D DAILY UNTIL SUN APRIL 19, 12-5PM

 

 


OTHER VOICES by Martin Baptist




Press release
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Artist background information
Show catalogue

Baptist has a history seeped in skater culture, which also draws on street and environmental observations. Environment plays a huge part in Baptist’s work, as does the company, food, music and materials. His latest exhibition, Other Voices, is a visual documentation of his life in Kings Cross over the course of the past year.

OPENS FRI MAR 27, 6-8PM
CONT'D DAILY UNTIL SUN MAR 29, 12-5PM

 

 


 

 

 

 

Spectrum Now

In conjunction with the Spectrum Now festival, China Heights gallery presents 'Public Domain' - a showcase of contemporary Sydney artists, distorting the public's perception of their immediate environments.

These artist are Max Berry, Kyle Montgomery, Martin Baptist & Sean Wadey. The artwork traverses through painting, sculpture & mural, with an emphasis on the impact of colour & composition.

The free standing gallery is a 6 x 6 meter cube, adjacent to the AGNSW in Sydney's Domain.

OPEN DAILY TUES MARCH 17th - SUN MARCH 22, 5-10pm
RECEPTION THURS MARCH 19, 6PM
(live mural installation featuring Brett Chan & Zap Galaxy)

 

 


FAKE NOSTALGIA by Sam Stephenson 



 

Press release
Show Catalogue (16mb)

Sam Stephenson is a self-taught photographer, first developing an appreciation for image making as a teenager working in his neighbour's dark room. Sam's body of work is an exploration of 'sub-culture', the psychology and surrealism of being there. Sam focuses on the rise and fall within the everyday and his candid approach imbues moments of love, isolation, destruction and faith.

Sam speaks of his analogue archive as an expanding narrative, a storyline flowing in and out of consciousness. The process of cataloguing and placing each frame in time and memory has become an obsession – a tome of lone memories, shared memories, of moments misconstrued and bare reality.

This series examines and celebrates the existing divergences in perception for artist, subject and viewer. The experience of 'being there' is different for everyone involved and in his pursuit of a true storyline Sam is confronted with the possibility of 'Fake Nostalgia'.

OPENS FRI MAR 6, 6-8PM
CONT'D DAILY UNTIL SUN MAR 8, 12-5PM

 

 


EGS



Press release

 

 


ADAM TURNBULL



 

SURFACE video

Press release

Show catalogue

 

 


KYLE MONTGOMERY

OPENS FRI DEC 5, 6-9PM
CONT'D DAILY UNTIL DEC 7, 12-5PM

 

 

Artist website


 

 


MAX BERRY

 

 

Artist website

Catalogue


 

 


GARETH STEHR / DIRTSQID

 

 


 

 


JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON

 

Artist website


 

 


VICE PHOTO EXHIBITION

 

 

 

 


TANYA LINNEY

 

Artist website

Press release

 

 


SPIDER DEATH

 

Artist website

Press release

 

 


HORFE & RUSSELL MAURICE

 

 

'Pathetic Bubble' 
by Horfée & Russell Maurice


In an underground cabin of furore and fantasy, meet the idiosyncratic worlds of Horfée and Russell Maurice. Hurtling from the train tracks and boulevards of Paris, Horfée’s metropolis of anthropomorphic creatures and psychiatric machines come face to face with Maurice’s apocalyptic island littered with a melted Oz wizard and bruise-faced moons. As Haruki Murakami wrote: the chaos has changed shape.

The hectic hyperspace of Horfée’s inexorable efforts to push the boundaries of graffiti has, in this exhibition, begun to be distilled. Without releasing the graphic tension of his pictorial stamina, Horfée’s practice mischievously tilts towards the stripped back simplicity of Maurice’s essentialised comic characters. For both artists, though allied to different practices, are indebted to the cartoon and such maestro animators as Winsor McCay and Paul Grimault. Exposed together here, the boiling down of animation is unveiled in their work.

Using cels (transparent sheets) originally employed to split up the production process of hand-drawn animation, Maurice and Horfée revive a historical technique of cartoon creation to seamlessly layer up their compositions. For Maurice, this results in uncanny scenes of abandoned castles interrupted by ambling hobo characters, and obscure scenarios of mystical objects, ‘freed', as James Boaden has said, 'from the shackles of narrative to run amok’. 

Yet metamorphosis is not only a matter of characterization. Just as Horfée moves beyond the boundaries of graf art, Maurice melts the margins of the comic-book frame, turning figures of flat surfaces into solid objects in space. His suggestively “sculptural” approach to the cartoon, that debunks its status as a sub art, resonates with the subversive nature of Horfée’s entire practice – one that encourages you to read between the lines to understand what’s being said in the Pathetic Bubble.

Words: Sooanne Berner

 

Show Catalogue


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HOLLIE MARTIN

 

 

Artist website

Press Release

Catalogue



 


 

 


FUZI

 

 

Artist website

Press Release



 


 

 


DANIEL O'TOOLE

 

 

Artist website

Show catalogue

 


 

 


BROOKLYN WHELAN

 

 

Artist website

Catalogue

Press Release

 


 

 


FRENCH

 

 

Artist website

Catalogue

 


 

 


MAX BERRY

 

 

Press Release

Catalogue


 

 


HEIDI HOLMES

 

 

Press Release


 

 


SYLVÉ COLLESS

 

 

Press Release

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catalogue

 


 

 


 

 

IV PORTRAIT

 

 

Press Release

Catalogue

 


 

 


WILL COOKE

 

 

Press Release

Catalogue

Artist Link


 

 


PILLS, THRILLS Collection 2013 - MAR 6 (6-8pm)

 


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Pills/Thrills 2013 is a snapshot of the 90s, super bright, wearable but still with signature OTT Claire Inc elements. A little more street than previous collections, it explores the origins of print and branding with a particular focus on favourites - Moschino, Gianni Versace and Kenzo (with a good splattering of Chanel).

 The collection comprises of 88 curated pieces ranging from 90s Kenzo overnight bags & backpacks, Olive Oyl (of Popeye fame) chokers and Chanel silk graffiti twin sets.  Highlights include the iconic combat boots showcased in Gianni Versace’s 1993 collection (worn by Shalom Harlow/Claudia Schiffer & Helena Christensen) and pieces from Versace protégé Franco Moschino’s 1991 defiant Stop the Fashion System range.  Claire Inc Pills, Thrills! is eponymously named after the 1990 Happy Mondays album of which Moschino created a bodycon dress with an uncanny resemblance to the cover design

On March 6 the collection launches in Sydney via an exclusive exhibition for one night only. We are collaborating with incredible Sydney designer Georgia Perry who will be creating a graphic fit out of China Heights Gallery for the night. We also collaborated with award winning Closer Productions to produce a video for the collection.

Each one of a kind piece will be available for exclusive presale at the event. The full collection starts pre-sale at Claireinc.com officially on April 7. We will be dropping items weekly! Come along to China Heights and see the collection in the flesh



 

 


MIKE O'MEALLY - FEB 21

 

Artist link

Press Release

Catalogue

 

 


MARK DREW - FEB 8

 


Artist link

 

 


KYLE MONTGOMERY - DEC 6

 


Press Release



 

 


ROBIN CLARE - NOV 30

 


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flyer
Catalogue

China Heights is proud to present 'Badda dan dem star', new paintings by Robin Clare, which continue to explore Jamaican pop culture.

For this exhibition she has produced a series of romanticised, large-scale cinematic images, combining elements inspired by vintage US comic books that her parents and grandparents would yearn for, as well as elements of dancehall culture, imagery and songs. Led by early dub and ska music titles that often referenced western movies and characters, the works specifically reference a short run comic from the 1950s titled 'Bulls Eye' by comic artist team Simon and Kirby. Casting reference back to 1950s Jamaica, Robin Clare considers the hand-painted lettering and illustration. The works have rhythm, history, and a beating sense of pride.

OPENS FRI NOV 30, 6-9PM CONT'D DAILY UNTIL SUN DEC 2, 12-5PM


 

 


APESEVEN & KAITLIN BECKETT

 


apeseven & kaitlin beckett

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GIBSON FOX

 


"Through the study of Sydney’s skateboarding youth an acute fascination with topics of taboo became evident. Suppressed sexuality, violence and lawlessness held a magnetic appeal for my subjects, themes which surface throughout the portrait series Smoked Pork." - Gibson Fox




 

 


HANDS

 


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MARK ALSWEILER


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press release

artwork catalogue


 

 


HOLLIE MARTIN


artist link


press release

artwork catalogue



 

 


AMANDA MASON

artist link

press release



 

 


JOEL BIRCH

artist link

press release



 

 


2012 VICE PHOTO SHOW

Flyer

 

 


MICHAEL SHARP & SCOTT LOWE


Artist link

Press Release

 

 


BRETT CHAN


Press Release

Artist Link

 

 


ALEXANDRA ZORBAS-MAIDEN


Press Release

Artist Link

 

 


ADAM JAMES TURNBULL


Press Release


Artist Link

 

 


NATE GAMBLE


Press Release

Artist Link

 

 


CAKE

 

 

 

 


SPIDER DEATH & LAUREN LAU

Spider Death
Lauren Lau

Press Release

 

 


MARK BODE (US)

Artist link

Press Release

Event at The Standard (22/2)

 

 

 


CHRISSIE ABBOTT (UK)

 

Artist link

Press Release

 

 


MARK DREW (CHINA HEIGHTS) x New Era

 

 

NO MONEY, NO WIFE
New Era hat launch, supported by recent photography from Japan.

Opens December 9, from 6pm

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COMPACT GALLERY presented by Sony and VICE

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Sony NEX5N campaign exhibition: Photographs by Britt McCamey, Mark Drew and Max Olijnyk, for VICE

Tuesday November 22, 6-9pm


 

 


SHUTTERSEED Presents KABUL KIDS

Press Release

 

SHUTTERSEED Presents KABUL KIDS
A collection of photographs from Afghanistan’s youth

Exhibition curated by Alex Bellemore & Palwesha Yusaf

Opening night – CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY
Time: 6 – 9pm
Date: Friday 18th November
Address: 3/ 16-28 Foster Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010


 

 


CHRIS TOWN

 

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HOLLIE MARTIN

 

Press Release

 

 


Walk The Plank

 

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MATT TAYLOR

 

Press release

 

 


ZEPHYR A. PAVEY

 

Artists website / Press release

 

 


MARK ALSWEILER - SUNDIAL

Opening Friday July 29, from 6pm.

Artists website / Press release

 

 


SELF PORTRAITS - Curated by Paul Davies

Press release

 

 

 


MEGA

Artists website

 

 

 


THOMAS CAMPBELL

 

Friday May 6th - Sunday May 8th 2011
11am - 6pm

Gallery A.S. at China Heights
Lvl 3. 16-18 Foster Street, Surry Hills. NSW 2010

Gallery A.S. is privileged to open a showing of Californian artist THOMAS CAMPBELL's new works to the public for 3 days only. On the back of his successful live painting project at Melbourne's Federation Square, Joseph Allen Shea presents a selection of works exploring the diversity of Campbell's most current practice. Campbell's signature motifs are represented - the characters, the textural flowers, worldly elements and dried gourds pile up, literally on occasions. His appreciation for inarticulate syntax is revisited. 'Ummmm's and 'Der's, the most predominant of thoughts common between all languages and hand scripted and unify the species. Sculptures in bronze and aluminum, hand-cut 3-dimensional wooden paintings, sewn collages, painted gourds and a site-specific installation give Sydney audiences the privilege to view these works for a short time only.

Gallery A.S. is Joseph Allen Shea's new roaming gallery project, presenting both local and international art through a series of impermanent exhibitions in selected venues across Sydney and beyond. This will be Gallery A.S.'s second exhibition.

www.gallery.as

 

 


ANDREW PETERS

 

 

 

 


ALEX KOPPS and ALEX KNOST

 

 

 

 


BB BASTIDAS:

 

 

 

 


DON'T PUSH MONG

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NICE PIECE OF ART

PT and Jessi Cat

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JO MORLEY

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PETRO

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JACQUELINE HILL

Press Release

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TOM BAMFORTH

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JOSH ROBENSTONE

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SHAUN FREEMAN

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TERENCE CHIN

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THOMAS JACKSON & HIROYASU TSURI

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KEVIN TRAN

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EDWARD WOODLEY @ NINE LIVES, BRISBANE

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JAMES ETTELSON

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GROUP EXHIBITION

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LANCE RICHARDSON

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SPACES / INCOMPLETE / BODIES

 
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GIRLS N CARS

 
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RUNNING WITH MANDALAS

 
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THERE'S ALWAYS A LAST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Joseph Allen Shea
Stephanie Anderson + Dave Ladd
We Buy Your Kids
Mark Drew
 
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GARRY TRINH

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FAXHIBITION

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DE CON/STRUCTION: ADAM TURNBULL, KALEN, BENNETT & PIGEONBOY

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Adam Turnbull
Kalen
Bennett
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VACANT - by BRIDGET MAC


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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - film stills from MIKE O'MEALLY


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