(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
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 viewer 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’.
EPHEMEROS - a solo exhibtion
Open 12 October - 27 October
at Five Walls
1/119 Hopkins Street
Footscray, Melbourne VIC 3011
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.
“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.
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.
9 June - 19 August 2018
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.
ABSTRACTION TWENTY EIGHTEEN
25 April - 12 May 2018
Opening Friday 27th April 6.00pm - 8.00pm
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.