“There’s nothing like a near-death experience to end procrastination. Just ask Zoe Young.”
Zoe Young has spoken to The Australian about how a traumatic near-death experience unleashed an inner urgency to paint. Young has drawn on simple moments of beauty to express a love of life. Her ethos; “Well there is beauty in the world. Look around you and find yours”.
Zoe Young’s current exhibition ‘Orchard House’ is on at OLSEN Annexe until this Sunday Dec 17th.
To read the full article by Alex Speed click here.
JAMES McGRATH is posting his artworks with the original Dutch inspiration and underlying sources to many of his works; a wonderful study in re-visioning historic art works @james_mcgrath__
Featured: ‘Rembrandt + Ornament’ 2008, silkscreen on aluminum panel
Source: Self portrait with two circles, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, c. 1665-1669
Congratulations to Alan Jones and the Sydney Art Quartet for the success of the Butt Naked Salon II at The Yellow House.
To read about the show, please click the link here.
OLSEN gallery wishes to congratulate Paul Davies. Built Landscapes I has been acquired by the Palm Springs Art Museum for their permanent collection and will be presented in the current group show Desert Stories until April.
Paul Davies, Built Landscape I, 2015, acrylic on canvas
“Davies explores the fusion of man-made and cultivated natural elements that now comprise our environment.”
Nicholas Harding, Hugo at Home (Hugo Weaving), 2011, oil on canvas
Christopher Allen states “the small survey of portraits by Nicholas Harding at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra … fills us with an infectious enthusiasm for drawing and painting, and convinces us that it is, after all, worthwhile to be interested in people…”.
Read the full article here.