kalamunda modern

EXHIBITION OPENING    |    FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 2017  |  7p.m.

Roma Babuniak is an award winning, established artist of international reputation.

4th March – 8th April 2017  |  Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Minimalist, disciplined, quiet and reserved, the work creates architectural space through considered

juxtaposition of crossover materials creating tension within the harmony of the pattern.

A restricted use of colour reiterates the importance of the play of light and shadow and how we notice,

regard and observe an object.

We are asked to think and consider the actual act of seeing and view the work’s abstraction as both

a sensation and a thought.

Conversation with the artist Saturday 18th March 2017 at 2 p.m.

kalamunda modern

 

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© Michael Lamoller© Harriet Schwarzrock

 

ANGELIKA SIEGER and MATTHEW CURTIS

The exclusive and exquisite exhibition was opened by Duncan Ord OAM,
Director General of the Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth, Western Australia

5th November – 18th December 2016 Opening Times | Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

From subject matter observingly reduced to condensed colour, to the architecture
of organic cellular structures we present you a passion for colour in the oil paintings
of Angelika Sieger, Germany and glass sculptures by Matthew Curtis, NSW Australia.

Angelika Sieger: Kalokairi, oil on canvas
Matthew Curtis: Tri Colour Section, blown, fused, carved

Join us for “conversations with the artist” on Saturday, 19th November 2016 at 2 p.m.
Refreshments provided, please reserve.

Please register for this event.

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From subject matter observingly reduced to condensed colour,
to the architecture of organic cellular structures we present you
with a passion for colour in the oil paintings of Angelika Sieger,
Germany and Matthew Curtis, Australia; an exclusive and
exquisite first in WA for both artists.

Angelika Sieger studied painting and fine art at the prestigious
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, (Academy of fine arts) in Munich, Germany.
She lives and works near Munich and also on the island of Paros in Greece.
She attended the opening of the exhibition and will host the
“conversation with the artist” afternoon on 19th November.

Australian glass artists produce some of the most sought after glass art in the world.
Their work is  both technically advanced and artistically very desirable.
Kalamunda Modern is delighted to be exhibiting the work of one of these artists,
Matthew Curtis whose work has been exhibited around the world
and who is known in WA through the Tom Malone Prize Awards exhibition.

Matthew’s glass work evokes his interest in organic architecture.
He references and abstracts the microscopic structures
of plant forms constraining the glass elements in steel:
that of our world and that of the natural.

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Matthew Curtis Amber Aqua Section

Angelika Sieger Triptychon I Matthew Curtis Blue Steel Compound Lens

Angelika Sieger Matthew Curtis

Angelika Sieger Matthew Curtis

Angelika Sieger Matthew Curtis

 

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NONCONFORMIST PAINTINGS FROM ODESSA and GLASS

1st – 23rd October 2016
Opening Times | Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ODESSA

Second cameo presentation:
NONCONFORMIST PAINTINGS FROM ODESSA
and
GLASS

Odessa is a port on the Black Sea in Ukraine.
Until 1989 Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.

Nonconformist art was art which did not meet
official approval or recognition. It was not an
expression of political dissent, but a belief in
and an insistence on freedom of creativity.

KALAMUNDA MODERN

art gallery in the Perth Hills
is very pleased to present you an exclusive,
sample selection of work by:

BASANETS VALERIY b. 1941 Odessa
FILIPENKO VALENTYN b. 1936 Odessa
MARYNIUK VIKTOR b. 1939 Mykolaiv
STOVBUR ALEXANDER b. 1943 Omsk
STRELNIKOV VOLODYMYR b. 1939 Odessa
TSIUPKO VOLODYMYR b. 1936 Mykolaiv
VOLOSHYNOV OLEG b. 1936 Mykolaiv

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Odessa is a port on the Black Sea in Ukraine. Until 1989 Ukraine was part of the USSR.

Nonconformist art was art which did not meet official approval or recognition. It was not an expression of political dissent, but a belief in and insistence on freedom of creative expression.

At the turn of the 20th century the artistic life of Odessa had been growing and developing at a rapid speed. The Odessa artists had close contacts with cultural centres of Russia and Europe and were eager to learn of new art movements. Unfortunately the golden age of Odessa art was suppressed by the communists after the October Revolution in 1917.

Unlike their colleagues in Kyiv and in western Ukraine who signed petitions and attended political trials, the Odessa artists pursued only artistic concerns. In 1967, long before the infamous bulldozing of the exhibition of nonconformist art in Moscow in September 1974, they had already staged their own spontaneous art exhibition in front of the Odessa State Theatre. The exhibitors were Stanislav Sychov and Valentyn Khrusch. The exhibition lasted only three hours before being disbanded by the militia and it brought artists’ disenchantment with officially sanctioned art into the open making the distinction between official and nonconformist art.

In the early 1970s artists had formed a group which refused to follow the social realism style; gathering bits and pieces of scarce information on the artistic developments in the west they experimented and searched for their own artistic expression and style. This underground movement in late 60s, 70s and early 80s included: Volodymyr Strelnikov, Alexander Anufriev, Valentin Khrushch, Victor Maryniuk, Liudmila Yastrub, Stanislav Sytchev, Evgeni Rakhmanin, Ruslan Makoev who were later joined by Yuri Yegorov, Vasilij Sad, Volodymyr Tsiupko, Alexander Stovbur, Vladimir Naumets,Valentin Shapavlenko,, Vitalij Sazonov, Valerij Basanets, Oleg Voloshynov, Andrej Antoniuk, Sergei Savchenko, Valentyn Filipenko as well as others.

As a result of their creative search the artists suffered hardships, were not accepted to the Union of Artists and therefore not allowed to exhibit their artworks in public places.

This resulted in two groups of artists: the officially accepted artists – who were mostly the members of the Union of Artists and the nonconformists, often young artists dissatisfied with the prohibition of a greater power of expression. Their only way of exhibiting was in private homes and venues and so the “Apartment Exhibition” movement was born.

The first exhibition of Ukrainian nonconformist artists was held in Moscow in 1975 in a private apartment. The Soviet capital was the only place in the USSR where such a gathering was possible and where their work would be seen by foreign diplomats and correspondents. The exhibition brought great acclaim from Soviet art lovers and played a significant role in the artists’ development though they continued to have no contact with foreigners. Of the five participants, Feodosii Humeniuk from Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Volodymyr Makarenko from Talin, Vitalii Sazonov and N. Pavlenko from Moscow, and Volodymyr Strelnikov from Odessa, four had been forced to live and work outside their homelands. In the Second Exhibition of Ukrainian Nonconformist Art, which was held in Moscow in March 1976, 16 artists participated.

Works by some Ukrainian nonconformist artists eventually made their way to the West, as did three of the artists themselves Volodymyr Strelnikov, Volodymyr Makarenko, Vitalii Sazonov.

The term “The Odessa Group” defines this circle of avant-garde artists and has been associated with the nonconformist artists who were the core of the art movement in Odessa.

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Australian Ceramics Association

11th – 28th August 2016
Opening Times | Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Australian Ceramics
www.australianceramicscommunity.com

© Martin Weiand

Australian Ceramics Association’s Open Studios 20 & 21 August 2016

This national event is supported by KALAMUNDA MODERN in its first cameo presentation showing an exclusive selection of work by European and Japanese ceramicists.

 

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GEORG THUMBACH – Germany

21st May – 31st July 2016
Exhibition must end 31st July 2016

Georg Thumbach

© Georg Thumbach

GEORG THUMBACH

Georg Thumbach was born in Landshut, Germany in 1972. He studied at the Munich Art Academy, Germany 1994-2000 and was a master-class student of Prof. Ben Willikens.
He was awarded postgraduate scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation, The Bavarian State Ministry for Culture and the Arts and other prestigious awards such as the “Herman-Götz-Preis”.
Exhibitions and commissioned work includes the prestigious Corbusier Centre in Berlin, Germany and European collections.

Georg Thumbach’s work questions the boundaries of chaos and order in the simultaneous coming and passing of nature; the disintegration of former, established structures into disorder, a jumble which must occur before a new order may be found.
Kalamunda Modern, art gallery in Perth, presents his 2-dimensional work: freely drawn in charcoal on huge drawing boards in nature, they are simultaneously witness to a game of chance and reflection and his response to the fleeting of time.

 

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AKASHI MURAKAMI – Japan/France

21st May – 31st July 2016
Exhibition must end 31st July 2016

Akashi Murakami

© Michel Théodon

Akashi Murakami

Akashi Murakami was born in Kawasaki, Japan in 1971. She studied at the School of Fine Art in Strasbourg, France 1999-200 where she now lives.
Akashi Murakami has exhibited extensively in Europe and Japan and has received art awards in France, Spain and Switzerland, amongst others: “Ceramista Cotanda Prize” at the international L’Alcora competition in Spain, “Diputacio de Valencia Prize” in Manises, Spain and the “Bruckner Foundation Prize” of Carouge in Switzerland. Her work may be seen in collections in Europe and Japan.

Akashi Murakami‘s work is an intervention into a natural process creating a new process which exists outside a natural context. Using driftwood and stumps in the making of molds, later returning them to nature, the artist encapsulates them at a specific stage in their long, natural process of transformation. The cast objects are never exact copies of the original and each artwork, manipulated as in nature, is unique. To quote the artist: their modification remains as the memory of a moment, a testimony to nature’s progress.

Kalamunda Modern, art gallery in Perth, is showing an object “Hopeful Box” whose origins deeply moved the artist in 2011. She writes: Since the earthquake in March 2011 in my country, I have asked myself many questions about my artistic activity, its usefulness in the same situation. “Hopeful Box” is the first piece I made after this catastrophe. I made it with much hope for my country and for its people. Hope for them to keep up their spirits and to continue, despite everything that had happened to them. My box is not empty, it contains hope.

 

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Kalamunda Modern was opened on 21st May 2016 by Mr. John Day Minister for Culture and the Arts in Western Australia

Akashi Murakami & Georg Thumbach

Akashi Murakami & Georg Thumbach (3)

Akashi Murakami & Georg Thumbach (2)