Breathing Space

21 November - 15 December, 2007

A Group Show and Year End Celebration

Breathing Space takes a look at the space in between: at reflections, through filtered lenses, into negative space, and around physical and contextual distance.

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New Paintings

24 October – 17 November, 2007

Paintings by Michael Mark

New Paintings by Michael Mark follows on from his recent show at the Victorian College of the Arts depicting forms and voids through the manipulation of oil paint. The ambiguous spaces emanate light trapped beneath the surface, hovering between the real and unreal and suggesting tangible, yet elusive, glimpses of the sublime.

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Through a Scanner Darkly

26 September - 20 October, 2007

Work by Chantal Faust

My work relies on a pre-existing language of photography – how we read and understand images and the spatial relationships that can be expected when viewing a photograph. It is the subversion of this photographic vernacular that occurs through scanning which makes the viewing experience so strange.

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26 September - 20 October, 2007

Work by Andrew Tetzlaff

Andrew Tetzlaff’s work is an exploration into transformation, use, reuse, and the fusion of place, individual and object. Specifically, it is an examination of the ubiquitous, the generic and the everyday. Through the recontextualisation and evolution of materials and subjects Tetzlaff describes existing relationships in “almost-fictional” terms, shedding doubt on what is real or canny in the world around us.

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29 August - 22 September, 2007
Opening on Thursday 30 August, 6-8 pm

Paintings by Jackie Ralph

Shape puts us among giants, a raw presentation of the sumo form. Removed from their pedestals of sand and their rings of heavy rope, these wrestlers symbolise a cultural tradition that has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

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I Want Something Exciting to Happen

29 August - 22 September, 2007

New Work by Naomie Sunner

Naomie Sunner’s new works see her transform (from a bored punk computer geek) into a contemporary superheroine, on a mission to save the world. In the form of a comic book, she begins an exploration on what it means to be female and powerful. Themeda, as Naomie Sunner’s alter ego, plays the part of the ultimate superheroine. Her superheroic fantasy is enacted in the shadow of her male counterparts, and the play that results is simultaneously a parody of her impossible desire to become a superheroine, as well as (a parody) of the excessive masculinity of superheroes.

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1 August - 25 August, 2007
Opening on Thursday August 2, 6-8 pm

Art has for a long time been categorized by the process of its production. Paintings are painted, drawings drawn. Contemporary printmaking therefore becomes a catch-all term for hundreds of techniques in which there is a technological intermediary. Negatives, templates, and chunks of wood are reinterpreted through machinery- a kind of necessary yet forced collaboration. Artists plan and edit while inkjet printers, light sensitive papers and heavy steel rollers print. The result is a blend of process and concept, the union of sensitivity and automated indifference.

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4 July - 28 July, 2007

Drawings by Vito Manfredi

Conference is as much an experiment as it is an exploration. With soft pastel pinks and fleshy tones Vito Manfredi fancifully reorganizes natural systems. Round organic forms share a surface with roughly hewn mineral deposits. Pores are traded for moon-like craters and flowers bud from smooth curves of skin.

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4 July - 28 July, 2007

Paintings by Christiana Szczerba

There is a certain unique beauty to stillness; to moments where the world itself pauses to catch its breath. Lovely Girl presents a dark collection of these tableaus, a captured second of a film noir narrative that we can only guess at.

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New Works

6 June - 30 June, 2007

Paintings by Sonia Clerehan

Sonia Clerehan's recent work is a quiet collection of oil paintings. Each painting is an unearthing of a childhood filled with furrowed fields and cultivated hills. The contour, structure, colour and pattern of the land is translated from an aerial view. Although void of houses, livestock and humans each image holds an indentation of labour. The sculpting and tilling of the earth by plough and plantation has been abstracted into bold and sweeping forms.

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9 May - 2 June, 2007

Work by Neil Malone

Coincidence is an exploration of the immediate environment.

Neil Malone keeps the viewer guessing as he draws a tenuous line between what is natural and what is artificial. Challenging the traditional method of print making, Malone has developed his own technique. Concept and process collide to form a new approach to printing where perspex replaces the old copper plate. A scanner and computer then observe, interpret and print Malone's complex yet sometimes random sets of marks with a minimum of interference.

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11 April - 5 May, 2007

Paintings by Gary Adams and Vas Renn

These paintings have an elemental presence - They refer to natural patterns and structures and offer the viewer infinite variations of complexity and subtlety.

The importance of line as an expressive element is a fundamental component of these paintings. The various patterns created suggest movement and unseen forces.

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Inaugural Exhibition

7 March - 31 March, 2007

Jenny Port Gallery opened its doors for the first time on March 7, 2007 showcasing twelve artists selected from the red gallery program. The exhibition was officially launched by Warwick Reeder, Director or Reeder Fine Art and former Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art.

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