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Jonathan Rosen’s works explores the personal complexity of love in his series of large collages entitled I WANT. The meticulously crafted pieces made from found objects and collections embody ‘labor of love’ and/or love as labor. Rosen carves the words ‘I Want...’ along with his innermost desires out of the canvas. What is left is a window in the canvas exposing his (often universal) conditions of love.
After developing critical and collector attention in the NYC Downtown scene on the Lower East Side, this will be both artists first exhibi- tion in Australia. Rosen, a former Sydneysider, proposed to Tom Smith at Art Miami Basel 2013 and both hope this show will contribute to the marriage equality conversation in Australia.
JONATHAN ROSEN CV EDUCATION 2007 - NYU Film Directors Intensive program 1999 - VCU Brandcenter – Masters of Advertising & Design 1997 - University of Florida – Bachelor of Arts, Advertising & Design EXHIBITIONS 2015 THE KNOT, Gaems & Palmer Art Projects, William Wright Artists Projects, Sydney 2014
ROCK $ THEM, Rox Gallery, LES, NYC WISH MEME, Old School & New Museum’s Ideas City, Soho, NY
THE GREEN STAR FILM Newport Beach Film Festival San Francisco Independent Film Festival Byron Bay International Film Festival The European Independent Film Festival Edinburgh International Film Festival NYC Picture Start Film Festival
2007 THE GREEN STAR FILM, NYU Film Director’s Intensive Showcase
SELECTED PRESS & FURTHER INFORMATION http://vimeo.com/94285898 http://wallplay.com/homepage/jonathan-rosen-i-want-2/ http://artefuse.com/2014/02/18/picture-this-getting-all-the-love-at-rox-gallery/
Tom Smith’s series titled Heavenly Bodies reveals an electric palette of colors and textures. Smith’s techniques have evolved into a craft system that mimics digital or mechanical output, yet in person, viewers will be surprised to find that the work is completely hand constructed. When viewed closely, the paintings vibrate through oppos- ing colors. One can make out tiny, gradated daubs of paint, or vivid strips of paper. From a distance, his paintings relax into a tapestry of melting forms.
The precision and skill of Smith’s work, and the startling playful effect they have on the viewer, is extended through an uncanny intersec- tion of exuberant colors. These colors are related to themes of the heavens; tones borrowed from sunrises and space nebulae. Whodunit (2014), for example, interweaves amorphous, dripping hot pink, with striated lego-like blue shapes and fluorescent orange swirls that are softly encased by lime green brushstrokes.
After creating works in both Brazil and Iceland, the artist’s experience of these landscapes as otherworldly inflect Smith’s newseries. Like a world envisioned during the space-age, Heavenly Bodies brings the viewer closer to something impossible to reach but wonderful to imagine: a pulsating utopia of otherworldly color and texture.
TOM SMITH CV EDUCATION
2008 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 2006 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore MD
2015 The Knot, GÆMS & PALMER ART PROJECTS at William Wright Projects, Sydney
2014 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Inside/Out, New Smyrna Beach, Florida Heavenly Bodies, ROX Gallery, New York, NY* Polish, ROX Gallery, New York NY Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil* Now You See, ROX Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Delusions, ROX Gallery, New York, NY* Carbon War Room, New York, NY * Wish Meme, Old School with New Museum’s Ideas City, New York, NY Spring/Break Art Show, Old School with Eyelevel BQE, Soho NY
2011 The Eye in Eyelevel | a subject of multiple views, Eyelevel BQE, Brooklyn NY
2010 You Are Here, Soho NY The Collective Show, Participant Inc. New York NY
2009 Double Vision, Eyelevel BQE, Brooklyn NY * San Honesto (St. Honest), Eyelevel BQE, Brooklyn NY The Brooklyn Artillery, Brooklyn NY
2008 Creative Alliance, Group Exhibition, Baltimore MD Thesis Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York NY
2006 Paradigms, MICA, Baltimore MD*
2005 Centre Pour l’Art et la Culture, Aix en Provence, France Fantastic Flights, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore MD MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Baltimore MD
2004 Disconnected, Student Space Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD* Burren College of Art Annual Exhibition, County Clare, Ireland
(*Solo Exhibition) DISTINCTIONS
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist in residence, 2014 Largo das Artes, Artist in residence, Rio de Janeiro, 2014 The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, 2010 – 2014 Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award 2002-2006
The Unlimited Magazine, January 2015 The Creators Project (VICE), DJ Pangburn, 2014 Artnet, Artnet asks: Tom Smith, Lorraine Rubio, 2014 Bmoreart.com, Artists Works: Lu Zhang Interviews Tom Smith, 2013 Beautiful Savage, Interview: Artist Tom Smith, Inny Taylor, 2013 White Hot Magazine, Artist Conversation with Blayke Kogan and Tom Smith, 2013 CounterCulture, Interview with Kweli Washington, 2013 The Wild Magazine, Best of: Cutlog & Wish Meme, May 14 2013, Paper Mag, March 6 2013,” Art-o-rama!“ Blouin Artinfo, Spring/Break Art Show, March 6, 2013 Artlog, Jarret Moran, See Spring/Break Art Show, March 1 2013 Curatedmag.com “You Are Here Interactive Video Installation,” Oct. 14 2010 Baltimore City Paper, Bowers, J. “Over Where?,” Feb. 8th 2006
Julian Day is an artist, composer, writer and broadcaster.
He creates simple yet evocative works encompassing installation, video, sound, text and performance. Much of his work is site-specific and collaborative, using dispersed homogeneous sound to explore the acoustic, architectural and relational properties of such varied spaces as railway sheds, marketplaces, laneways, parks and galleries.
Day performs as An Infinity Room (AIR) and co-directs Super Critical Mass, a large-scale participatory project in public places. His work has featured at Whitechapel Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Opera House and the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) among other spaces. He has worked with such musicians as Lisa Moore, TILT Brass, Third Angle Ensemble, Synergy, Australian String Quartet, The Song Company, Decibel and Zubin Kanga.
Day is also a writer and broadcaster. He has presented programs for BBC Radio 3 and regularly hosts New Music Up Late on ABC Classic FM. His interviewees include Vito Acconci, Janet Cardiff, Steve Reich, Blixa Bargeld, John Cale, Laurie Anderson and Elliott Carter.
WHITE NOISE presents new and recent solo work by Sydney artist Julian Day. It continues his investigation into undifferentiated dispersed sound: what effect does homogeneous sound have on us and what does it reveal about our agency? Such work, with its conspicuous lack of depth of field, sits somewhere between the immersive visual ganzfelds of James Turrell and the stark psychoacoustics of Alvin Lucier, tempered with Martin Creed’s light touch. Simple materials such as paper and loudspeakers transform and extend the classic white cube gallery into a growling geometric ambience. The collection includes text scores, participatory sculpture and kinetic sound pieces using musical paraphernalia such as identical white metronomes, synthesizers and turntables.
Julian Day draws upon his twin backgrounds in composition and visual art. He has presented work at Whitechapel Gallery, MASS MoCA, Liquid Architecture and Museum of Contemporary Art and recently won the ARTAND Australia Contemporary Art Award. He directs two ongoing projects. Super Critical Mass invites temporary communities to undertake identical sonic tasks whilst An Infinity Room creates heightened airspaces using intersecting drones. In 2015 Day’s work features at the Bang On A Can Marathon (New York), Royal Academy of Music (London), Prague Quadrennial, Dark MOFO and Asia Pacific Triennial, GOMA.
Anita Taylor is currently the Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and an Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney affiliated to Sydney College of the Arts. She was previously the Director & CEO of the National Art School in Sydney; Director of The Centre for Drawing, a Research Centre of the University of the Arts London (UAL); Dean of Wimbledon College of Art, UAL; Vice Principal, Wimbledon School of Art; and Deputy Head of Art, Media & Design, University of Gloucestershire where initially appointed as Head of Painting in 1991. She was Artist-in-Residence at Durham Cathedral (1987-88); Cheltenham Fellow in Painting, Gloucestershire College of Art (1988-89); Artist-in-Residence, National Art School and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Sydney (2004). Awards include the Malvern Award for Drawing 1993; Drawing Award, Hunting Art Prizes 1999; First Prize, Hunting Art Prizes 2000. Anita is the founding Director of the annual Jerwood Drawing Prize (1994-present), the leading award for contemporary drawing in the UK.
1985-87 MA (RCA) Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1981-84 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting 1st Class, Gloucestershire College of Art & Technology (now University of Gloucestershire)
1980-81 Foundation in Art & Design, Mid-Cheshire College of Further Education
2014 Caesura, William Wright Artists Projects, Sydney
2012 Residue, The Drawing Room, Sydney
2011 Wives Tales: Hercules & Deianira/Potiphar’s Wife, Study Centre for Drawing, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Drawing Inferences, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney
2009 A mon seul desir: the tapestry paintings, The Drawing Gallery, Powys
2007 A mon seul desir: reveries & other series, NAS Gallery, Sydney *
2004 Seeing Something Else – Recent Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London *
1993 Anita Taylor - Paintings, Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
1991 Playing the Muse, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry *
1989 Anita Taylor - Paintings, Berkeley Square Gallery, London *
1988 An Artist’s Residency at Durham Cathedral, DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham *
1988 Drawings, Durham Cathedral
1988 Recent Drawings, Trevelyan College, Durham University
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Royal West of England Academy
The Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
National Art School, Sydney, Australia
University of Gloucestershire
University of Sunderland
Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges
Leeds Education Authority
Royal College of Art
Private collections in UK & Australia
2000 Hunting Art Prizes, First Prize
1999 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, Major Award