Even Still at Adelaide Town Hall:
Still life at the core with much more to explore. Even Still is an exhibition curated by Joanna Kitto at Town Hall. It is an exciting mix of artists Morgan Allender, Narelle Autio, Peta Kruger, Will Nolan, Andy Nowell, CJ Taylor, Billie Justice Thomson, James Tylor, Sera Waters & Amy Joy Watson.
There were a couple of fresh variations of the ol' beer can, one larger than life VB can fruitfully painted on the inside of glass by Billie Justice Thomson, not too far from much smaller variation being a local West End can semi crunched by Andy Nowell with some intricate iconic sewn line work by Amy Joy Watson. James Tylor's work was a stand out, the very large cabinet that housed a few of his small daguerreotypes (a nineteenth century photographic process) was a good medium between the dominant space and his work! Town Hall has very high ceilings and fancy fixings and fancy everything including a variety of tastefully selected (free) food, wine AND BEER on the opening nights. The space is far from the usual attempted near to neutral white cube and therefore presents an exciting challenge. We have seen many group shows in the room, it would be great to see a solo show curated into this space to see someone have the scope to take on this fancy context more thoroughly.
The extension of Joanna Kitto's position as the Adelaide Council’s Emerging Curator, is a space where interaction, site specificity and process have been much more embraced! Genevieve Dawson-Scott is creating a very exciting work that has mainly happened in situ. It started with a flavoursome big four panel colourful abstract! The painting had grown like moss off every edge of the panels on to the wall, across the floor and jumped up on to the window. The simple portraits on the window might mirror the many faces peering through them while Dawson-Scott is here hard at work every Wednesday. A great space with an even better face, maybe a similar tactic upstairs could be embraced.
Where: Town Hall, 128 King William Street. Art Pod, 25 Pirie Street, both shows open from 11 February – 8 April 2016
Single Use at Light Square Gallery
What did I see- a rad raw mini mural, many young people, a good vibe that I could see vibrating, Alfalfa making music helping make those vibrations move with their nice sounds. Many photos on the wall some framed, some pinned up clusters, some mixed with paint. There was lots of body and a bit of landscape. One photo I went back to a couple of times was a simple one of yellow squashes, on a yellow ground pinned to a yellow painted square on the wall. A nice monochrome give or take what looked like a green crayon squiggly mark. SINGLE USE is an exhibition curated by emerging artists Molly García-Underwood and Emmaline Zanelli and features new works by Véra Ada, Lana Adams, Aida Azin, Molly García-Underwood, Jerome Williams and Emmaline Zanelli.
Single Use is on show at Light Square Gallery until March 4, open Monday to Friday, 9-5