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Halo

The Art Life
Andrew Frost
October 12 2012

In Marisa Purcell’s latest show everything you need to know is in its title. Across a series of large canvases acrylic and oil paints coalesce in great pools of colour, delicate interactions and mergers of paint, all abstract but rich with possible association.

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The Next Cy Twombly? First, Jan Frank Paints for Australia and Tim Olsen Gallery

Art Info
Nicholas Forrest
October 3 2012

Amsterdam born, New York based artist Jan Frank isn’t shy about the fact that he believes he is the next Cy Twombly and is continuing the tradition of his favourite artist Mondrian.  Luckily for Frank, his confidence in himself is not at all misplaced.  Both his personality and his work inspire the sort of admiration and respect that justify his self-belief.

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Marisa Purcell: Halo

Art Alamanac
Jillian Grant
October 1 2012

Ethereality is inherent in Marisa Purcell’s latest body of work, aptly titled ‘Halo’, presented by Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney. Her series of oil
paintings are contemporary meditations on pre-Renaissance sacred imagery, responding particularly to the work of Fra Angelico in Florence’s San Marco monastery, which took Purcell’s interest during her residency in Chianti,
Italy earlier this year.

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24 Hours The Arts Diary

Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday 25th September

"I think as a New-York based painter, to fully understand Australian painting, one has to rediscover the importance and validity of modernism - I did; and am very happy for it," said Jan Frank. For his first exhibition here, Minimalism to Modernism, Jan Frank's painting for Australia, the painter eschews his female nudes to focus more on abstract expressionism by way of de Kooning and Mondrian. The resultant works are full of vivid energy, powerful colours and questing lines.

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Art

Sydney Morning Hedrald
Andrew Frost
August 3rd 2012

Matthew Johnson's paintings are all about colour. His canvases feature swathes of diffuse background colours overlaid with soft-edged circles. Like the dot screen of a reproduced picture on a printed page, these layers come together to seduce the eye with hidden patterns and swirling lines. Johnson's latest show, Coalescence (pictured, until August 12, Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am- 5pm, Sunday noon-5pm, Tim Olsen Gallery 63 Jersey Road Woollahra 9327 3922) continues this painterly experimentation but, with a break from more than a decade of exploring the depths of his trademark diffuse fields, the artist had introduced vibrant colours and hard edges. The results are remarkable, bringing a new and visually scintillating vibrancy to the work.

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Slow study of a changing landscape

The Daily Telegraph
Elizabeth Fortescue
June 20 2012

You have heard of the slow food movement. Slow food. Slow living. If there's a type of art that fits the slow philosophy, perhaps Ann Thomson's is it.

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Real riches to be found in an enduring and abstract vision

Sydney Morning Herald
Joyce Morgan
June 6 2012

In an era of fleeting fads, Ann Thomson's works invite quiet contemplation, writes Joyce Morgan

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Brush with death transformed to art

The Daily Telegraph
Elizabeth Fortescue
17/5/12

On February 17 this year, Sophie Cape was painting alone on an Austrian mountain side, when a terrifying roar of wind heralded an avalanche. The Sydney artist was buried, along with 4 large canvases laid out on the snow.

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Outback Her Inspiration - Exhibition's Sad Footnote

Mosman Daily
Kate Crawford
8 May 2012

Mosman artist Jo Bertini's latest exhibition of desert paintings has a sad footnote. The paintings were inspired by her outback trip last year when she was due to meet up with ABC journalist Paul Lockyer.
However, Lockyer, his cameraman John Bean and pilot Gary Ticehurst, died in a helicopter crash on the eastern shore of Lake Eyre.
"I was devastated - I had only just been talking to Paul," Bertini said.

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Pools of light illuminate fragility of humanity in the natural setting

Sydney Morning Herald
Clare Morgan
April 25 2012

The evolution of sophisticated but relatively cheap digital cameras, the availability of computer software means pretty much anyone these days can call themselves a photographer.

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Open Gallery

Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
Lynne Dwyer
3-4 March 2012

Anyone attracted to modernist architecture will enjoy the work of Paul Davies.

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Maestri's Portrait of a Landscape in Town

The Age
1/11/11

Sydney gallerist Tim Olsen claims a Victorian link by recalling his childhood at the Dunmoochin artist's
colony, when the likes of Fred Williams, John Brack and Albert Tucker would come to dine with his father, the artist John Olsen.

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Best In Show

GQ Style
1/11/11


Surreal films, fine antiquities, 3D video installations and melancholy photography will broaden your mind over the coming months

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Colour Schemes

Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
John McDonald
22/10/11

The act of putting paint on canvas creates fascinating tensions between the cerebral, the sensual and the suggestive.

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Arts - About Town

The Australian Financial Review
13/10/11

Paul Davies: Tim Olsen pop-up gallery. A Sydney artist and quintessentially Sydney gallerist in Melbourne?

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Unpacking the Painted Library

The Australian Financial Review
Brooke Turner
22/9/11

It’s enormous, two metres by seven metres, and by far the most expensive piece in the show at $70,000, even without the purpose-built $20,000- plus gilt frame. In fact, the only mystery about James McGrath’s monumental Ex-Libris, the central work in his new show opening at the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney today, is who has a wall big enough to hang it.

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A Brush With Greatness

Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum
Steve Meacham
20/8/11

Is landscape painter Luke Sciberras the next John Olsen?

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William Delafield Cook. A Survey

Gippsland Art Gallery
Simon Gregg
July 2011

William Delafield Cook. A Survey is the first survey exhibition of this significant Australian artist in over two decades.

Since the late 1970s Delafield Cook has worked almost exclusively with the Australian landscape - remarkably, from his studio in London. His paintings are characterised by a deadpan photo realism, yet they transcend the real altogether to speak of phenomena beyond our perception. Taken as a whole, his paintings elevate our understanding and appreciation of the Australian landscape to a new level.

This timely survey unites works from over a thirty year period, to provide a compelling document on the work of one of Australia's most acclaimed and accomplished artists.



Phantom Surge

Sydney Morning Herald
Lynne Dwyer
June 11 - 12 2011

Swirling white lines float above the golden yellow plains and vast skies in Philip Hunter's latest series of semi-abstract landscapes. A recurring motiff in the artists work, they shimmer with energy and almost pulse with light, like the afterburn of a sparkler.

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Masters at Work

Sydney Morning Herald- Spectrum
John McDonald
June 4-5th

Top dealers flocking to the influential Hong Kong art fair see it all, from young talent to genuine show- stoppers to the tasteless and over-priced, writes John McDonald.

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