Subtleties of taste, texture and tone ? a simple meditation on the infinite. Made of rice and pollen meticulously mounded across the floor, Wolfgang Laib’s 2007 work, Ohne Zeit – ohne Ort – ohne Körper, acts as an ephemeral testimony to existence in its rawest forms. Amidst the grid work of rice mountains, the glowing [...]
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+ VISIT: The Museum of Sydney presents Eat your History: A Shared Table until Sunday 9 March 2014. The exhibition “invites you to take a fascinating stroll through eight historic homes that capture the different ages of Sydney?s food culture from 1788 to the 1950s. From the farmhouse-kitchen comforts of Elizabeth Farm to the excesses of Regency dining at Elizabeth Bay House and the atomic-age modernity of the Rose Seidler House kitchen,...
Henri Matisse, Still Life with Aubergines, 1911 oil on canvas, 116 x 89cm, Museum of Modern Art The 1911 painting Still Life with Aubergines by Henri Matisse exemplifies the characteristics of the Fauvist movement with the wild brushstrokes and incongruent colours. The painting was completed during a period of flux in Matisse’s oeuvre, During this time in his career he was influenced by travel to Algeria and a major exhibition of Islamic...
Shelley Miller, Velocity, 2013 (left: day 1, right: day 29) sugar, edible cake decorating inks, 120 x 102.5cm + VIEW: Today is the last day to view Shelley Miller‘s sugar mural Velocity on the facade of the 2 Danks building. Velocity was part of Sugar, Sugar and has been slowly disintegrating since it was installed on 1 October 2013. The mural depicts the history of the Australian sugar trade and features the ship named Velocity – a...
One of the focal points in Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery is the installation Goosebump, the 7-metre wall covered with over 300 pfeffernüsse biscuits. It took the Brisbane-based artist Elizabeth Willing over a day and a half to create the entire installation and visitors were invited to bite the cookies from the wall starting […]
Using the beguiling substance of sugar as their medium, the ten artists of Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, engage notions of permanence given the transient nature of the material. With Shelley Miller’s ‘Velocity‘ exposed to all the elements, and slowly disintegrating, on the 2 Danks Street façade and Elizabeth Willing’s ‘Goosebump‘ being […]
Only one more week until we install Sugar, Sugar at Brenda May Gallery! The work has started to arrive at the Gallery and I am incredibly proud of this exhibition, all of the artists are outstanding. The artwork below is one of the pieces included in the show and I was a bit more literal […]
The Sugar, Sugar exhibition will be installed at Brenda May Gallery in about three weeks and in the lead-up to the show, I will be sharing a selection of the work that will be on view. You can see Mylyn Nguyen’s carved sugar cube in the current issue of Vogue Living. Janet Tavener, Asparagus Pie, […]
The Sugar, Sugar exhibition catalogue is now complete and available for purchase. The 20 page book is available for $5 + postage and if you are interested, please send me an email (mfizell AT gmail DOT com). Payment accepted via paypal only. In addition to full colour reproductions of the artworks featured in the exhibition, […]
The artists for the upcoming exhibition Sugar, Sugar have now been finalised and the show will feature ten female artists working with sugar as their medium. The artists include Matina Bourmas, Irianna Kanellopoulou, Judith Klausner, Stephanie Jones, Claire McArdle, Shelley Miller, Mylyn Nguyen, Janet Tavener, Claire Anna Watson and Elizabeth Willing. Works range from carefully [...]
Smørrebrød is the Danish tradition of open-face sandwiches. A dark dense bread, usually a type of rye, is toasted and topped with smoked or pickled fish and other vegetables. In this version, the smoked trout is the star and so it is essential to purchase high-quality fish. I picked up a whole fish and carefully [...]