2019



SYDNEY




(UN)DIVIDED ATTENTION - a group exhibition curated by Stephanie Berlangieri

My works will be exhibited alongside fellow artists Amy Prcevich (VIC), Corporate Massage ( Artist due Ellen.gif & Vicky Power ) (NSW), & Finn Marchant.

Open 30 Jan 2019 6.00-8.00pm

at Wellington St. Projects

19-23 Wellington St.

Chippendale, Sydney, NSW 2008.

Photography: Docqment Photo

“Nancy Constandelia’s monochromatic paintings provide a captivating entry point to the exhibition, recalling the late modernist interest in the transformative encounter between painting and viewer… Constandelia’s work encourages the viwer to enter a space of spatio-temporal suspension - and thus a place of sustained, ‘deep’ attention- through her manipulation of colour and deftness of technique.… Constandelia posits a return to an apolitcal individualism, one that is founded on the bodily interaction between painting and viewer. Her painting The Blue of Distance iii (2018), located at the main sightline from the entrance to the gallery, is a dizzying vision in electric blue. As is typical in her work, Constandelia applies a gradient in her chosen colour, seamlessly transitioning from light to dark. This tonal shift produces an ambiguous pictorial space divorced from representational depiction. It is in this space that the viewer becomes absorbed, perceiving various optical (and affective) impressions based on the selection of colour. The intense brightness of The Blue of Distance iii recalls the glare of the computer screen, while Khora xxiv and xxv, two paintings in dark grey (their titles drawn from the Greek khora, referring to a space or receptable), have a subtler, more meditative effect. Both however, produce the enveloping sensation that Selz refers to, permitting a prolonged depth of engagement and attention”. - Stephanie Berlangieri, curator.

Excerpt from Berlangieri’s essay ‘(Un)divided Attention - New Individualisms in an Age of Distraction’.





2018

MELBOURNE




EPHEMEROS - a solo exhibtion

Open 12 October - 27 October

Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm

at Five Walls

1/119 Hopkins Street

Footscray, Melbourne VIC 3011

Khora  2018 series now showing in Ephemeros at Five Walls, Melbourne. Photography by  Jessica Maurer Photography

Khora 2018 series now showing in Ephemeros at Five Walls, Melbourne. Photography by Jessica Maurer Photography





SYDNEY



A selection of my works will be exhibited with Galerie pompom at the 2018 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Bay 21, D08 from 13-16 September 2018.

Showing alongside my works will be Genevieve Felix Reynolds, Caleb Shea and Vivian Cooper Smith.

New works will be exhibited daily.

For the full selection, please speak to Samantha Ferris at the booth on the day or contact her on 0430 318 438.

Galerie pompom at the 2018 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Bay 21, Booth D03  Image by Docqment Photo.

Galerie pompom at the 2018 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Bay 21, Booth D03

Image by Docqment Photo.

 

RATE OF CHANGE

Curated by James Gatt

Opens Friday 10 August 2018 6.00pm

10 August - 8 September

at COMA Gallery

137 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay 2011

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Khora  2018 i-XXii acrylic on primed polyester 50cm x 40cm each. Showing as part of Rate of Change exhibition at COMA Gallery. Photo courtesy of  COMA Gallery

Khora 2018 i-XXii acrylic on primed polyester 50cm x 40cm each. Showing as part of Rate of Change exhibition at COMA Gallery. Photo courtesy of COMA Gallery

“The outstanding exception to Hockney’s claim is the photographic practice of Hiroshi Sugimoto. His long-exposure photographs of seascapes and other subjects capture a more accurately human sense, or memory, of time and place, “It was my goal to visualise the ancient layer of human memory with the means of photography.” For Rate of Change, Nancy Constandelia has painted 22 gradated monochromes, which although painted, read much like Sugimoto’s photographs. The gradient in this instance is not only the pictorial resolution, but the very process – the durational quality – of making the work. Rather than blending black and white to achieve the tonal spectrums, Constandelia accrues diluted layers of black acrylic paint onto the surface, producing gradations in a manner far less contrived, and more attuned to the passage of time. For this reason, each of the 22 paintings is unique – each has a different rate of change – despite the evident consistencies of Constandelia’s process. It is in the subtle nuances differentiating each of the panels that we also realise the dynamism paramount to all of the works in the exhibition.” - James Gatt, Curator. 

 

BRISBANE

 

2018 CHURCHIE NATIONAL EMERGING ART PRIZE

Opens Friday 7 September 2018 6.00pm

8 September - 4 November 2018

at QUT Art Museum

2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4001

An annual exhibition that profiles new and emerging artists. It explores a broad range of vibrant contemporary art making, from new media and installation to more traditional mediums.

A short list of 35 artists, crossing a broad range of disciplines, have been selected as finalists for the 2018 prize from over 1000 entries.

The 2018 pre-selection panel consisted of Katherine Dionysius (QUT Art Museum Assistant Curator), Dr Chris Bennie (visual artist and lecturer at QCA Griffith University), Leah King-Smith (visual artist and lecturer in the School of Creative Practice QUT), and Vicky Leighton (Head of Art at Churchie).

Katherine Dionysius comments, “One of the great things about this prize is that entries are not restricted by medium or subject matter, and we are excited that the finalists this year represent a diverse cross-section of emerging art practices in Australia. The work includes explorations of culture, identity and the environment - from the playful to the powerful and deeply personal - as well as vibrant investigations into form and colour, and thoughtful meditations on surface and materiality.”

The 2018 prize winners will be determined by guest judge Lisa Havilah, director of Carriageworks, Sydney. The Major Prize and three Commendations will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition, open to the public, at QUT Art Museum on Friday 7 September 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will remain open until 4 November and will feature artworks from each of the 35 finalists.

Transcending the Dust of the World 2018 acrylic on Belgium linen. 122cm x 92cm. Shortlisted for the 2018 Churchie National Emerging Artist Prize

 

MELBOURNE

 

2018 GEELONG CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE

9 June - 19 August 2018

at Geelong Gallery

Little Malop Street, Geelong, VIC 3220

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature 36 shortlisted works (chosen from 550 entries nationwide), by Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall,Amber Boardman, Andrew Browne, Jon Campbell,Nancy Constandelia, Yvette Coppersmith, Ann Debono, Troy Emery, Emily Ferretti, Patrick Francis,Nyarapayi Giles, Peter Graham, Camille Hannah,Katherine Hattam, Euan Heng, Gregory Hodge, Carissa Karamarko, Madeleine Kelly, Mason Kimber, Anna Kristensen, Darren McDonald, Laith McGregor, Fiona McMonagle, Amanda Marburg, Sam Martin, Tully Moore, Jan Murray, Louise Paramor, Sally Ross,Huseyin Sami, Andrew Taylor, Kate Tucker, Sharon West, Bradd Westmoreland and Alice Wormald.

Justin Paton, Head Curator, International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum, joined Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery, in judging this year’s award.

Epoque Bleue - diptych 2017 acrylic on italian linen 92cm x 92cm each

Epoque Bleue - diptych 2017 acrylic on italian linen 92cm x 92cm each

 

 

ABSTRACTION TWENTY EIGHTEEN

25 April - 12 May 2018

Opening Friday 27th April 6.00pm - 8.00pm

at Five Walls Projects

Level 1/ 119 Hopkins Street, Footscray VIC 3011


Abstraction Twenty Eighteen is series of exhibitions that complement NGV’s The Field Revisited, by highlighting practising artists who continue to explore colours within geometric abstraction and collectively demonstrate the influences that the seminal Field exhibition of 1968 has on artists practising today.

Abstraction Twenty Eighteen will be exhibited across five of Melbourne's most important abstract and non-objective galleries and offers a selection of over 100 artists who are working within this genre.

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SYDNEY

 

GROUP EXHIBITION AT HOME@735

Exhibiting alongside Anthony Cahill, Janet Haslett, Jenny Orchard, & Beccy Tait

9 May - 3 June 

Opening Wednesday 9th May 6.00-8.00pm

At Home@735 Gallery

735 Bourke Street, Redfern 2016

Opening Wednesday 9th May 6.00-8.00pm

The Vanishing  2018 acrylic on primed polyester 67cm x 57cm Image courtesy of  Galerie pompom  Photography by  Document Photography

The Vanishing 2018 acrylic on primed polyester 67cm x 57cm Image courtesy of Galerie pompom Photography by Document Photography