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In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

We are very excited to bring you the first This&That for 2015! In this dreamy This&That American sisters Laura Naples and Kristen Giorgi – from NG Collective – and Korean photographer Kyung Soo Kim, court each other with bountiful colours in warm hues. Both layered and voluminous the soft palette is punctuated with inky black forms.

Kyung Soo Kim’s ‘Full Moon Story’ takes a fresh look at the ‘Hanbok’ (traditional Korean festival costume), provocative and intimate the subject seemingly unaware of the lens. Volumes of fabric in mauve, dusty pink, sage, light mustard and cream are gathered revealing petticoats and ruby red slippers. These static, cinematic, otherworldly princesses are hauntingly beautiful against such stark backgrounds.

NG Collective paintings are an ongoing narrative between two sisters. Abstract to the outsider, but filled with movement and colour, they are the dynamic representations of a family language.

Tradition flirts with the abstract, like the inner thoughts of Kyung Soo Kim’s subjects are laid bare in NG Collective’s paintings. Serene and reflective it’s a poignant match.

Credits: Kyung Soo KimNG Collective Studio

THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE STUDIO

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

Sydney based photographer Lisa Sorgini explores the serenity of forgotten places / spaces in ‘Go To Town’. Milky hues create a dreamy softness, making destitution whimsical.

Beauty can be found in the most unusual places when viewed through Sorgini’s eyes. Pale pastel pinks and dove grey roads are velvety to the eye. A little fibro shack awaits its owner patiently, its ransacked interiors now calm. Peach, sky-blue and vivid green striking against the drab walls and floors. A reminder that once there was life within this violent shell.

Wire chairs sit in conversation with a steel column; rust red frames compliment the pale hues of blue grey. A teak framed lounge chair invites its next guest with its perky psychedelic back and olive seat.

Melancholy and poetic, these snapshots have soul.

Credits: Lisa Sorgini

Lisa Sorgini ‘Go To Town’

In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

Philadelphian photographer Roxana Azar has a knack for collating her whimsical photographs into an emotional narrative. Recognising visual connections between the organic and the constructed, her language is like a completed puzzle.

Playing with perspective and scale there are no rules. Choreographed still lifes sit serenely next to mother nature. Highlighting and obscuring with portals in shades of blue, her style is expressive and intuitive.

Obviously esoteric by nature she lives “outside of Philadelphia, where it’s just a little greener out here” and “grew up in a house full of orchids”. Sure paints a pretty picture!

Credits: Roxan Azar

Roxana Azar

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

In/Out: Maria Jeglinksa

Polish Industrial Designer Maria Jeglinska‘s ‘Drawn Objects’ are an artistic exercise in the dialogue between the 2D and the 3D. Personifying the object through its accompanying pattern, they are robust modern day objet d’art.

Jeglinska talks about her need to continuously draw, filling pages of sketchbooks with the same form until the style of the drawing owns its vision. She compares herself to a musician, constantly practicing and exploring to create visual melodies. ‘Drawn Objects’ with their bold primary colours and saturated pinks are pure pop. Things of beauty in their minimalist crafted form, their decorative skins embellish their visual pulling power.

This is a woman on a creative trajectory. Having being awarded the IKEA foundation scholarship upon graduation she was fortunate to work with the likes of Konstantin Grcic and Galerie Kreo. She started her own practice, Office for Design & Research, in 2010, and is the co-founder of EESTT (Eastern European Study Think Tank).

Credits: Maria JeglinksaPhoto Credits: Magorzata Turczyńska for Culture

Maria Jeglinksa ‘Drawn Objects’

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In/Out: Bower NYC

In 2013 Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi co-founded Bower Studio, an artistic endeavour to make everyday objects into delightful forms while maintaining their purpose. The result is a playful collection ranging from paperweights to tables. Boy have they been busy!

The ‘Contour Table’, as its name suggests, is dictated by its form – each element embracing the other. Mirror or stone, inset into the walnut tops, cap their cylindrical legs. The ‘Moire Table’ fans out creating delicate patterns in its slatted top. Geometric forms dominate Bower’s ‘Shape Mirrors’ and ‘Shape Boards’ generating 3D visual effects. And who wouldn’t want a little bit of ‘Tipsy’ on their table, with their grounded brass bottoms and cheeky little pointed hats?  There is a hearty theme to Bower’s colour palette of muted apricots, mustards and sage, with bolts of blue and aqua.

These two super-likable lads are having a ball, making life fun. Humor plays an important role in their process, which comes across in their objects. So get on board, we’re sure it’s infectious!

Credits: BOWER

BOWER NYC

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Out/About: Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables 'Gathered in Spring'

Sydney based artist Robert Malherbe’s latest show ‘Gathered in Spring’ – a collection of still-life paintings – is soft and delicate in subject, and robust in delivery. Renowned for painting from life in real time, Malherbe’s hand is impulsive and confident.

Malherbe’s blooms exude life. Leaves curl and petals catch and reflect light. The minute is expressed with lush brush strokes. You can visually feel the weight of the rose’s head. Chrysanthemums, peonies and tulips are rich in colour against black backdrops, red table tops and swathes of graphic black and white striped cloth. Light refracts and bounces around and through glass vases.

Warm and full, it’s Malherbe’s tactile paint surfaces that steal you away to the very moment he painted these floral arrangements. Take some time out to stop by and smell the flowers.

‘Gathered in Spring’ also features the beautifully delicate ceramic works of Prue Venables.

Robert Malherbe and Prue Venables ‘Gathered in Spring’
Olsen Irwin Gallery
63 Jersey Road, Woollahra 2025 NSW
Monday 12pm – 5pm
Tuesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm
Saturday 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Until 20th December 2014

Credits: Images courtesy of the artist and Olsen Irwin Gallery

Out/About: Robert Malherbe & Prue Venables ‘Gathered in Spring’

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

Helsinki-based graphic artist Inka Järvinen’s ‘Moonmachine 1’ series is a beautifully controlled architectural studies of linear planes, morphing graphs, linework and shadow. Contemplative visions of an ordered mind, they are works of minimalist beauty.

Precise and emotive, Järvinen’s monochromatic palette is punctuated with Yves Klein blue, soft pinks and pale grey greens. As a collection her works are a rounded narrative of methodical framework, crafted yet orderly sculptures they bleed at their edges, embracing blank space and a soft enveloping black fog.

Starting her creative career with a fashion degree, Järvinen soon found she was more interested in the illustrative side of the process and by following this intuition, she worked her way through a graphic design degree. From there, she co-founded ‘Tsto’, a creative agency with a client list that includes Artek, Nokia and countless art associations.

Credits: Inka Järvinen

Inka Järvinen ‘Moonmachine 1′

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

In/Out: Workbook - Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm

Melbourne based stylist Marsha Golemac and photographer Brooke Holm have come together to create ‘Workbook’ a visual diary and exhibition of nature’s beauty in juxtaposition with intensively restrained styled studio images.

Golemac and Holm have been collaborating across editorial and commercial assignments for many years. ‘Workbook’ is the culmination of their individual professional pursuits in studio styling and outdoor photography, a collection of still life and landscape images that are at once symbiotic and contradictory.

The images created are hauntingly beautiful couplings. Vast and serene landscapes, wonderlands of our earth, harmonise with drifting paper, obscure objects and stylised paper motifs. Refined and arresting, ‘Workbook’ is a lookbook of human interactive interpretation with the organic. Soft hues of natural light in the measureless expanse of nature find companionship with the minuscule.

Limited copies of Workbooks well as large-scale prints are available for purchase.

‘Workbook, a visual diary & exhibition’ by Marsha Golemac & Brooke Holm
Modern Times
311 Smith St Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Monday,Tuesday & Friday  10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Until 16th November 2014

Credits: Courtesy of the artists & Modern Times

OUT/ABOUT: MARSHA GOLEMAC & BROOKE HOLM ‘WORKBOOK’

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp 'Eucalypt'

Sydney based artist Peter Sharp’s current exhibition ‘Eucalypt’ is rich in colour and material. Expressive and poetic, Sharp translates the Australian landscape into emotional abstractions.

Always starting with paper sketches, Sharp then translates to drawings, then to paintings, and then finally to sculptures. It’s so beautiful to see the whole process unfold in this show. The micro celebrations of our environmental fabric, Sharp focuses on the miniscule in his landscapes rather than our very vast horizons.

His earthy tones are highlighted with lilac, dirty pinks and sky blue. Chalky and milky in texture they are wonderful compositions of biomorphic forms. You get a sense of his intense love for this country through his work. Abstracted moments capturing flora on paper, canvas, and totem, ‘Eucalypt’ is a beautiful reminder of this extraordinarily abundant island that we camp on.

Peter Sharp ‘Eucalypt’
Liverpool Street Gallery
2 Liverpool Street East Sydney 2010
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Until 30th October 2014

Credits: Courtesy of the artist & Liverpool Street Gallery

OUT/ABOUT: Peter Sharp ‘Eucalypt’

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

In/Out: John Nicholson 'Breaking House'

Sydney-based artist John Nicholson’s new body of work ‘Breaking House’ is a psychedelic study of fractured form and carefully measured colour-stacks extruded to redefine and animate their framed parameters.

Nicholson’s use of highly saturated coloured polymers and pigmented Perspex are a scientific study of light and colour, a visual movement of sound and vibration. Stand-alone or wall hung sculptural interplays connect and harmonise, pulling the guest through the exhibition.

They are architectural optical art, at once minimalist and pop futuristic. We love the timber frames in ‘Two Way’ and ‘Double Jam’, calming notions of building blocks their balance only made possible by the asymmetric angled blades of colour. Nicholson’s ‘Atrium’ is a dreamy conceptual vision.

John Nicholson ‘Breaking House’
Sophie Gannon Gallery
2 Albert Street Richmond VIC 3121
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
or by appointment
Until 8th November 2014

Credits: Images courtesy of the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery

OUT/ABOUT: John Nicholson ‘Breaking House’

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