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Sydney Morning Herald
Linda Morris
14/8/2017

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Art Zealous
Michael Wolf
August 7, 2017

Olsen Gruin gallery first opened its doors on the Lower East Side less than a year ago. Since then, it has already outgrown its original space and is relocating to a new gallery space on Orchard St. that is three times the size of the current location. Olsen Gruin Gallery is the collaborative venture of Tim Olsen and Emerald and Adrian Gruin.

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JUZ KITSON | Finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize

July 2017

OLSEN gallery is pleased to announce Juz Kitson's That which provides safety and the possibility of growth, that which you can put your trust in, 2017 has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize.   

Image: Juz Kitson, That which provides safety and the possibility of growth, that which you can put your trust in, 2017

"This installation is a heady mix of artefact and disturbing viscera, a kind of contemporary shamanism, playing with representations and perceptions of the human and animal condition." "The universal language here represents the outsider versus the insider, acceptance and isolation, connection and displacement ? a theme that is constant in the lives of people living in remote areas, though is ultimately united by the human condition." "The juxtaposition of inanimate materials is suggestive of the cycle of life. It also creates the sense that the work is alive, in an ironic way, as all living things decay." Juz Kitson, 2017 The Wynne Prize winner is to be announced on Friday July 28th 2017.



ALAN JONES | Finalist in the 2017 WYNNE Prize

July 26, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Alan Jones for his selection as a finalist in the 2017 Wynne Prize for his painting Painting 218 (The Domain), 2016.
"This landscape is a reflection of everyday life. It depicts a walk that I took to the Art Gallery of New South Wales with my son. It had just stopped raining and the sun was reflecting on the wet trees and pathway, creating a silvery light." "I enjoyed experimenting with collage to produce this work. It is one of the more abstract landscapes I have produced. It felt free from formal constraints. I worked quickly and intensely on each assembled piece. Applying thin acrylic washes to raw plywood added an element of unpredictability and immediacy, like working in a sketchpad."
Alan Jones, 2017

The Wynne Prize winner is to be announced on Friday July 28th 2017.  



SOPHIE CAPE | Finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

July 2017

The gallery wishes congratulations to Sophie Cape, finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize for Awake, O Sleeper.
Image: Awake, O Sleeper, 2017 soil, bulldust, blood, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, ink on canvas 169 x 213cm
The Ravenswood Australian Women?s Art Prize is an annual prize that was founded to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. The winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on 4 August, 2017.



Wall Street International Magazine
July 15, 2017

Olsen Gruin is pleased to present “Sharing Country” curated by Adam Knight. "Sharing Country" show cases works by leading contemporary Aboriginal artists from the most remote desert communities. Featured artists include Sandy Brumby, Tommy Watson, Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri, Iluwanti Ken, Puna Yanima, Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin, Womens Collaborative, Barbara Moore, Tiger Palpatja, Witjiti George, Minnie Pwerle, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Kathy Maringka and Liddy Napanangka Walker.

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OLSEN GRUIN 'SHARING COUNTRY' | The 30 Hottest Group Shows to See in New York this Summer

Artnet
Sarah Cascone
July 3 2017

Congratulations OLSEN GRUIN on being featured as #10 in Artnet's 30 hottest group shows to visit in New York this summer.

'Sharing Country' curated by Adam Knight continues until July 23 at 211 Elizabeth Street.

To view the full exhibition, please visit the OLSEN GRUIN website here.



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Zealnyc.com
A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer
July 3, 2017

This week??s Art Break takes groups as its theme. Group shows are a great way to learn about a culture, an art movement, a topic, or a new way to bring art to people. Our downtown pick this week is the full experience in one place: a brilliant display of Australian modern art created by Aboriginal artists. Visit this and our other picks for free ?? you??ll have a great time and come away with a new understanding of the power of art.

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https://news.artnet.com
Sarah Cascone
July 3, 2017

Group show season is upon us. That annual rite of summer, the group exhibition, has hit galleries all over New York. If the wide selection seems overwhelming, rest easy. We’ve scoured shows across the city to provide this helpful guide to the best of the bunch. Enjoy! 
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VOGUE LIVING AUSTRALIA
Francesca Wallace
23 June 2017

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VOGUE LIVING AUSTRALIA
29 June 2017

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2SER BREAKFAST RADIO
Jack Schmidt
May 2017

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STEPHEN BIRD | TOYING WITH CONVENTION

Ceramic Review
Inga Walton
MAY/JUNE 2017

Stephen Bird’s upcoming exhibition Bastard Son of Royal Doulton is currently featured in the MAY/JUNE issue of the Ceramic Review. Inga Walton reviews the launch of of the show in Australia before it heads to the UK.

Bastard Son of Royal Doulton represents the wry, irreverent and sometimes pugnacious output of Stephen Bird.”



LA Weekly
Jordan Riefe
Thursday June 15 2017

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Vogue Magazine
Angelica Xidias
31 May 2017

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ABC TV arts show The Mix
James Valentine
20 May 2017

Talking art education with Laura Jones, Steven Alderton and Andrew Frost. 

 

Watch the full episode on http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-mix/2017-05-20/the-mix/8543842 

 

 

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STUDIO VISIT | LAURA JONES

Broadsheet Sydney
Molly Urquhart
2017

Laura Jones' upcoming exhibition features a series of paintings and sculptures depicting the life and death of the Great Barrier Reef.

Read the full article on Broadsheet Sydney's website here.



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GEORGE BYRNE | HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 | LANDSCAPE NSW AWARD WINNER

May 2017

OLSEN Gallery would like to congratulate George Byrne as the winner of this year's Head On Photo Festival's Landscape NSW Award. Byrne's winning photograph Murwillumbah #1 was taken whilst the artist was in residency on the far north coast of New South Wales in 2016.

"As an artist in residence in December 2016 at a hotel on Cabarita Beach on New South Wales's far north coast. I was struck by the region's raw beauty and moved by the spirituality of Mount Warning as an ancient epicentre of indigenous life. Here Mount Warning is depicted in a local mural near Murwillumbah."[/caption] To read more about George Byrne's practice, please follow this link to Feature Shoot's?latest article on the artist. George Byrne will exhibit his work at Halcyon House as part of a pop-up show from May 19th-21st this year. Following that, it will travel to Olsen Annexe Gallery in Woollahra for two weeks. His exhibition New Order opens at OLSEN GRUIN in New York this summer. Follow along on Byrne?s Instagram for updates and Olsen Gallery's website to view his available works.



STEPHEN BIRD - FINALIST IN THE 2017 CALLEEN ART AWARD

April 2017

OLSEN gallery would like to congratulate artist Stephen Bird whose painting Man by a Fire has been selected as a finalist?of the Calleen Art Prize at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject and style. 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary for the Calleen Art Award and during the past ten years it has developed a unique reputation as a major art prize in regional New South Wales. Fellow OLSEN Gallery artist Peter Gardiner won the prize in 2011 for his painting Landscape 2010 No. VIII (2010). Stephen Bird, Man by a fire, oil on wood, 80 x 60cm, 2017[/caption] Read more about the Calleen Art Award here.



Stephen Bird at the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea

May 2017

Stephen Bird will be exhibiting and speaking at this month?s 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea. Dates: 22 April ? 28 May, 2017 Venue: Icheon Cerapia, Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park, Yeoju Dojasesang, KOREA