The Armory Show, New York 2004
22 January 2004
23 January 2003
1 August 2002
Tracey Moffatt - Fourth
2 August 2001
The Armory Show, New York 2004
22 January 2004
ROSLYN OXLEY9 GALLERY AT THE ARMORY SHOW, NEW YORK 2004
Between March 11 and March 15 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will be presenting the work of seven diverse artists at the Armory Show 2004, bringing together exciting and innovative examples of sculpture, photography video and mixed media works. The artists selected are James Angus, Hany Armanious, Destiny Deacon, Jacqueline Fraser, Bill Henson, Tracey Moffatt and Patricia Piccinini.
JAMES ANGUS’ monumental sculpture, Shangri-La, a full-sized hot-air balloon suspended upside down featured in the 2002 Biennale of Sydney and in the exhibition of contemporary Australian art, Face Up, at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin in 2003. Angus takes existing forms (modernist architecture, animals and manufactured products) and digitally manipulates their geometry and the sculpts it in clean, simple materials. In 2000, Angus was included in The Age of Influence at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and, in 1998, in Unfinished History at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present a new sculpture by James Angus at the Armory Show.
HANY ARMANIOUS produces art works that reveal something wondrous and unexpected about his chosen materials–often plastics. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas for over fifteen years. In 2001, his major installation work, Selflok, was shown as part of a solo exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and later at the Ian Potter Museum in Melbourne. In 1993, he was included in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. Other major international exhibitions have included the 1994 Biennale of Sydney and the 1995 Johannesburg Biennale. In 1998, Armanious won the prestigious Moet and Chandon Fellowship with his Untitled Snake Oil, a series of inverted wine glasses and coloured Hotmelt molds. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present a new series of Hotmelt sculptures at the Armory Show in 2004.
DESTINY DEACON was the only Australian artist to be chosen for Documenta 11 in 2002, perhaps the most important survey of international contemporary art that is held only once every five years in Kassel, Germany. Deacon is an urban aboriginal artist. Her staged photographs and video works are ambiguous, acerbic, ironic, naughty, touching and painterly. They use friends and family, dolls, and other toys and objects found round her house to confront and up-end stereotypes, and comment–sometimes savagely, on contemporary Australian life. Deacon’s most recent video work, Matinee, was screened at Meeting Place, at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin in 2003. The Armory Show will be the first time her imposing Oz Series have been exhibited in the northern hemisphere.
JACQUELINE FRASER has exhibited internationally in a career that spans more than two decades. In 2001-2 she had a solo exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and in 2001 she represented New Zealand in their inaugural presentation at the Venice Biennale. Also in 2001, Fraser was included in the Yokohama Triennale. Fraser is one of ten artists presently shortlisted for the inaugural Artes Mundi prize in Wales. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present new full-figure wall sculptures that play on the drama and fetishisation of the world of haute couture.
BILL HENSON is Australia’s most distinguished male contemporary photographic artists. His dark and enigmatic images of children, haunting interiors and brooding landscapes have been exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally over three decades. In 2003 Henson was selected for Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video in New York. In 1995, Henson represented Australia at the Venice Biennale. A major new monograph of his work, Lux et Nox, was published by Scalo in late 2002. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present previously unexhibited works of Henson at the Armory Show.
TRACEY MOFFATT is Australia’s most internationally-acclaimed contemporary artist. While still at the most productive time of her artistic career, Moffatt is exceptional in that she has already produced photographic images that have achieved iconic status both in Australia and overseas. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in many countries around the world. Her photographs, that she directs as if a film, communicate a sense pathos, hope, disappointment. Moffatt is a supreme maker of images. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present Moffatt’s Movie Star image of the internationally acclaimed Aboriginal actor, David Gulpilil.
PATRICIA PICCININI represented Australia at the 2003 Venice Biennale. She works across a range of media producing quizzical sculptures, such as her Car Nuggets (’car nuggets are to cars as chicken nuggets are to chickens’) and her new, disarmingly real, genetically manipulated ‘family’ of clones and mutants. Piccinini’s computer-generated photographs and films are about both beauty and the monstrous potential of the world of biotechnology. Piccinini’s project, however, is an ethical one that embraces these ‘monsters’ as part of our community, as falling within our social responsibility. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will present a series of helmet sculptures as seen at the Venice Biennale.