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Post Truth: George Byrne at Sydney's Olsen Gallery

RUSSH Magazine
February 2019

Where California oasis meets the daily downtown daydream. Sydney-born, L.A.-based artist George Byrne showcases his new exhibition, Post Truth, at The Olsen Gallery, Woollahra. Demonstrating how a relocation to California transformed his unique photographic eye, the exhibition combines his signature captures of urban American landscape, blended with abstract painting techniques. Side by side the two mediums prove electric, a vision of Byrne’s everyday existence where the mundane becomes neon, highlighting how creativity can allow you to fluidly cross the line between reality and fantasy.

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Spot The Difference

The Australian Financial Review
February 2019



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Australian Traveller
Culture | What's on
February 2019

Until February 17

GEORGE BYRNE: POST TRUTH

OLSEN GALLERY , SYDNEY, NSW

Presenting a new series of works by the Sydney-born LA-based artist that reassembles the American urban landscape in photographic collages of colour and form.

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GEORGE BYRNE | ARTIST PROFILE

Artist Profile
February 2019

LA-based Australian artist George Byrne creates photographic abstractions of urban geometry. Through his cubist approach to form and line, Byrne reassembles the American cityscape into ascetic compilations of colour and shape. Artist Profile caught up with the artist while he was in Sydney for his show "Post Truth" at Olsen Gallery.

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George Byrne exhibits a new truth in Sydney this month

Vogue Living
YEONG SASSALL
04/02/19

As an Antipodean living in the complex urban sprawl that makes up Los Angeles, George Byrne is in a unique position to observe his borrowed hometown. The Sydney bred artist has made a name both locally and internationally for his pastel-painted landscapes of the City of Angels and he returns to Sydney this month to showcase a new collection. Currently exhibiting a new body of work,"Post Truth," at Woollahra's Olsen Gallery, Byrne returns to his photographic roots, but also embraces another medium: collage.

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George Byrne's Post Truth

Monster Childre
Erin Bromhead
February 4, 2019

Sydney-born, LA-based photographer George Byrne has returned to our shores with his new exhibition, Post Truth.

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10 TALKS TO GEORGE BYRNE ABOUT HIS NEW EXHIBITION 'POST TRUTH'

10 Magazine
Roxy Lola
Monday 4th February 2019

The King of California is back with his sun-drenched ice-cream coloured pastel technicolour dreamland. Australian artist George Byrne is here for his second residency at the Olsen Gallery with his new exhibition Post Truth. We spoke to Byrne about how he captures this world:

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UNSW alumni Olsen and Ormandy stepping forward as the artists they are

UNSW, Art & Design
9 January 2019

Louise Olsen recalls drawing with lipsticks during one of her first art classes as a young child. 

Her parents, award-winning painter John Olsen and artist Valerie Strong, ran The Bakery Art School in Paddington, and Louise remembers attending the “quite exuberant” life drawing classes.

“I remember in one class, my dad said, ‘Look at this kid’s drawing’ and I was feeling so proud of myself because there were all of these big students, all drawing around me,” the UNSW alumna and Dinosaur Designs co-creator says.

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Olsen Ormandy: a creative force
Art Monthly, Issue 313
Michael Fitzgerald
Summer 2018-19

The oozing amoebic forms, fashioned from resin, that have become signature pieces from Sydney's Dinosaur Designs since the mid-1980s, always seemed to signal a desire to transform into something else. As have their City Art Institute-trained creators, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, who established the iconic brand with Liane Rossler in 1985. Now the pair's lesser-known artistic oeuvre, drawn from a shared 30-year studio practice and on display at the Newscastle Art Gallery until 17 February 2019, reveals a modernith aesthetic as seemingly simple and slippery as those early resin forms, moving from intimate and ethereal studies in watercolour and oil (Olsen) to tumescent totemic sculpture and three-dimensional collage (Ormandy).

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En VOGUE Calandario

Vogue Spain
2018

Louise Olsen features in VOGUE spain, to discuss her current exhibition 'OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force' in collaboration with Stephan Ormandy at The Newcastle Art Gallery. 

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Art in Force

Grazia
Nicholas Carolan
2018

"Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, two artists behind Dinosaur Designs whose three-decade creative partnership is the subject of a new exhibition, dissect each other's practice." 

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2018 Art Basel Guide To The Best Events You Won't Easily Find

The Aspiring Gentleman
Andrew Nackton
December 3, 2018

Miami’s 2018 Art Basel festival is upon us this starting this week which just so happens to be where we live. That makes us self-proclaimed “Art Basel Experts” and now it’s time to listen up. We’re not going to send you to anything not worthy of an ‘Aspiring Gentleman’. Take notes and fill up you 2018 Art Basel schedule wisely.

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Belle Property Magazine
Margaret Quilter
Issue 22 | 2018

Sophie Cape’s unusual path to life as an artist is also her biggest asset.

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Sophie Cape at OLSEN Gallery opening

November 2018

Sophie Cape at the opening of her latest exhibition Maelstrom, November 2018 Part 1 of 2

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Laura Jones in conversation with Anne Ryan, AGNSW

November 2018

Laura Jones in conversation with Anne Ryan, Curator from the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Speaking at her exhibition of Works on Paper at OLSEN Gallery Annexe, November 2018 Part 1 of 2.

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The logic of beauty - The art of Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy

Exhibition catalogue from Newcastle Art Gallery
Essay by Dr Andrew Frost
November 2018

Our paths first crossed at art school in the early 1980s. As I was beginning my final undergraduate year at what was then City Art Institute [now UNSW Art & Design] Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy arrived in first year and seemed to be, even then, fully formed identities. Louise was of course a part of the Olsen family, well known bunyip art royalty, and Stephen, perhaps not so well known, but with the look and apparent confidence of a mid-80s rock star.

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Rhys Lee: Good Boy and Kevin Bourgeois: Wall of Sound

The Brooklyn Rail
Jonathan Goodman
November 19, 2018

 In these two shows gallery visitors have the opportunity to view two very different, but very gifted artists. Rhys Lee is an Australian artist in his early forties; this show examples a series of paintings based on a 1970s New York City subway cartoon, made by graffiti artist Mitch 77, of an orange Pluto (the cartoon dog) wearing white gloves and a blue bowtie. Kevin Bourgeois is a New York-based, musically oriented artist whose work here consists of record jackets assembled with pieces taken from different covers.

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A Good Boy and a Wall of Sound at Olsen Gruin Gallery

Quiet Lunch
Kurt McVey
November 14, 2018

There isn’t much time left to catch one of the best two-person shows on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, or more accurately, two unique, but not so disparate exhibitions; Kevin Bourgeois’ Wall of Sound and Rhys Lee’s Good Boy, both seamlessly coexisting inside Olsen Gruin Gallery and coming down Sunday, November 18th.

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Nganampa Ngura Kurunjara opening

31 October 2018

NGANAMPA NGURA KURUNJARA - THE PLACE OF OUR SPIRIT exhibition opening video featuring indigenous dance routine. Exhibited from 31 October 2018 - 18 November 2018. Featuring George Tjangili, Wawiriya Burton, Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin, Ngupulya Pumani, Manyitjanu Lennon, George Witjiti, Ken Sister's Collaborative, Mitakiki Woman's Collaborative, The Watarru Collaborative, Alec Baker, Maringka Baker, Pepai Jangala Carroll, Matjangka Norris, Betty Muffelr, Imitjala Curley, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Mick Wikilyiri, Barbara Moore, Yaritji Young, Taylor Cooper and Michelle Lewis.

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Noah Taylor - Fascination - installation video

26 October 2018

Video footage of the OLSEN Annexe Noah Taylor exhibition, from 26 October to 15 November 2018. Features Noah working on the artworks, exhibition installation. OLSEN Annexe, 74 Queen Street Woollahra NSW 2025.

Noah Taylor (born London, 1969) has worked in a variety of mediums, including performance in film and music as well as visual arts, since the early 1980s. Politically and artistically he is aligned with both the stuckist and neo-situationist movement, if in sentiment only. Taylor currently divides his time between Brighton, England and New Orleans, USA.

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