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In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In/Out - Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

Laurence Aëgerter is a wonderfully intriguing conceptual artist. French born, Amsterdam based she engages her audience connecting the past masters to the present viewer contemporalising these iconic works – you now become the voyager of the viewer; your stance is their stance and therefore like a mirrored room you become another layer of this portal.

‘Hermitage, The Modernists’ were first realised in 2010 with after hour assistance from the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam Laurence Aëgerter could concentrate on achieving the right dialogue between the paintings and her subjects. She had carefully scouted visitors from the museum wearing their own clothes and using the exiting lighting she at once achieves a sense of curiosity of the space obstructed whilst obtaining a perfect balance between old and new. The beauty of this project is that it came full circle and in February ‘Modernists & More’ was exhibited at the Hermitage.

If you look into Laurence Aëgerter’s art practice you will find that a thread of history is always present. Her works are well researched, intellectual and beautifully articulated. Do your self a favour and take the time to look her up.

Credits: Laurence Aëgerter

Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

In Out - Michael Cusack: Axiom

Michael Cusack’s canvases from his latest exhibition ‘Axiom‘ are like abstract parties, forms filled with personality in intimate gatherings or independent – a tension in their distance, shy, or indifferent to one another.

Playful yet considered they have that simple balance that is so hard to achieve. Using mixed mediums he layers, scratches, scuffs and reworks until their warmth and textural qualities are harmonious. You can easily imagine how his palette of deep colours, charcoal and neutral pastels could influence an interior.

Although he now lives in Byron Bay we feel that his Irish upbringing had swayed him towards these moody earthl tones.

If you want to feast your eyes in person and draw your own conclusions be sure to visit Martin Browne Contemporary before 27th April.

Michael Cusack ‘Axiom’
Martin Browne Contemporary
15 Hampden Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Tuesday – Sunday from 10.30am – 6pm

Credits: Martin Browne Contemporary

OUT/ABOUT: Michael Cusack ‘Axiom’

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

Rich, honest, hardworking slabs of beauty! Nothing compares to the intricate details of history that are marble’s characteristics. Whether you’re Patricia Urquiola collaborating with Budri (Earthquake 5.9 – a whole other story!) on an elaborate exhibition or e15’s Enoki side table, marble resonates with something in the depth of our being.

It’s the way that light plays with stone that dazzles and puts it into the precious category, it’s the fault lines that are taken from this earth a huge rock in itself and then designed, crafted and delivered into your modern world that is wonderful. Classic and timeless, next time you use your benchtop or step into an ornate foyer marvel at its exquisite uniqueness.

It is, was and always will be hot property as it can lift the mundane to heavenly. We constantly look forward to visiting our marble suppliers to choose slabs for our clients, perks of the job, what a treat!

Credits:
1. Stone Object
2. Wit and delight, Lonny, Simple Lovely, Fort Standard, Wallpaper,
3. Emily Hadden Blog, Fiandre, I’m Revolting, Simple Lovely, FBCDN, The Future Perfect, Julien Renault Objects, Simple Lovely, Pinterest source unknown
4. Cats>Boysfriends, Mat and me, Studio Fludd, The Edinburgh Reporter
5. e15, Fort Standard, Identical Eye, Media Cache, Luxury Interior Design Journal
6. 2 of 3 things I know, Bozarthfornell, Artnau, Melbourne Tiles, Isabel Perdomo, Emmas Design Blog, Julien Renault Objects, My Vibe My Life, The Future Perfect

Palette: Marble Matters

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

OUT/ABOUT: CALDER & ABSTRACTION, FROM AVANT-GARDE TO ICONIC

In/Out - 'Calder & Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic'

The USA has featured regularly in Arent&Pyke’s travel destinations lately both for work and for play. Late last year designer Dominique visited New York City and enjoyed an in-depth house tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. More recently Sarah-Jane took a 2 week sabbatical to LA and Palm Springs for Modernism Week and visited iconic and unforgettable architectural works scattered throughout the desert and the city.

While in LA, Sarah-Jane visited a truly captivating retrospective of works by Alexander Calder at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is all about light, curves, balance and shadows and it is as if Calder’s shapes have found a platform like no other than in the Frank Gehry-designed exhibition space.

It is all in the sense of trial and error, whimsical playfulness and precise construction for shapes and shadows, for balance and harmony which so fittingly marries the work of both Gehry and Calder. As one suspends in space, occupying volumes the other defines it. Amazingly Gehry has solved masterfully the issue of barricading the works with the illusion of giving the viewer a sense of unencumbered closeness by using fluid plinths and sinuous low steel railings. By using long curved expanses of muted grey walls with the sharp edges of white the visitor is drawn in to inspect the strong steel shapes, then pushed back to breath and to contemplate the weightless finesse of these truly iconic works.

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
Resnick Pavilion
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Until July 27 2014

Credits: Hyper Allergic LA Times

OUT/ABOUT: Calder & Abstraction, From Avant-Garde to Iconic

In/Out - Anna Kovecses

In/Out - Anna Kovecses

In/Out - Anna Kovecses

In/Out - Anna Kovecses

In/Out - Anna Kovecses

Its always refreshing to see something so pure where the balance of colour and composition nestle like perfect bedfellows!

Anna Kovecses has really hit the nail on the head with these books covers for Norwegian publishing house øyenvitne (Norwegian for ‘eyewitness’). Her brief included logo mark, visual identity and covers for four crime novels by young Scandinavian authors.

Two dimensional yet collaged, their naive beauty reminds us of the painterly yet geometric compositions of Matisse and the hand-cut quality of Jean Arp and our own Kirra Jamison with a David Hockney pool series colour palette. The juxtaposition of their stylised bright covers to their content make them all the more appealing.

Anna Kovecses lives on the seaside in Cyprus with her boyfriend and small daughter creating delightful graphics with just the right dose of nostalgia – sounds idyllic doesn’t it!

Credits: Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses: øyenvitne

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In/Out - Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

52 Bunches of Flowers I Bought Myself‘ by Julia Schauenburg is a study of flowers in various stages of decay. It illustrates a year of contemplation about the social connection we have with flowers, romance and relationships. Schauenburg originally from Hamburg who lived in Sydney and now lives in Berlin, explores the grief of lost love, romance and gesture, documenting the point in time when romance becomes nostalgia. This series was exhibited at Damien Minton Gallery in 2010.

The flowers seen in mid-life or at the end of their decorative purpose as a still life photograph are serenely mesmerising. Although melancholy their soft palette and poise are whimsical in both a heartwarming and a heartbreaking way. And with the next Chat in a Chair on the way there is no time like the present to celebrate the vulnerability and the beauty of flowers.

Credits: Julia Schauenburg

Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

In Out - Out/About: Jennifer Tyers, Tropical Gardens

Jennifer Tyers is an artist from Tasmania who is currently based in Borneo. With ‘Tropical Gardens’ surrounding her in abundance, the artist has captured a collection of 21 vibrantly paintable landscapes for this exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane.

One can vividly imagine donning a wide-brimmed straw hat and taking a long leisurely afternoon stroll or a plunge in the meandering rivers or a snooze under the shade of a palm tree in these intimate scenes of pure joy.

Jennifer Tyers ‘Tropicals Gardens’
Edwina Corlette Gallery
555 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Queensland 4005
Online exhibition catalogue can be viewed here

Credits: Edwina Corlette Gallery

Out/About: Jennifer Tyers ‘Tropical Gardens’

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

In/Out - Out/About: Laura Jones 'Light is Fugitive'

Like we need any excuse for a jaunt down to the Southern Highlands of NSW. Rolling hills, spindly wildflowers lining the roadside, bountiful fresh produce, nostalgic and vibrant villages serves up a rich dose of natural beauty for city folk. This weekend take a trip down to The Highlands to take in everything that is beautiful about the second solo exhibition by painter Laura Jones. Light is Fugitive is now showing at Gallery Ecosse in Exeter where the Sydney-based artist has put her roots down setting up both a studio and home.

It is no secret that Jones has worked as a florist and still finds herself on occasions working for Grandiflora – the greatest of floral wonderlands. Making the absolute most of the rambling gardens around her cottage, Jones started picking flowers and arranging them in her studio challenging herself to capture them before they began to wilt. The overflowing bountiful collections are forever immortalised in this collection of works, the show’s name Light is Fugitive taken from a quote from Margaret Preston, one of Jones’ greatest inspirations.

The light and colour of the ephemeral moments we find in nature reminds us of the constant changes of life. It is a breath of the freshest country air and a moment to stop and smell the roses and who doesn’t need that?

We enjoyed a Chat in a Chair with Laura Jones last year. Take a look here.

Credits: Laura Jones

Out/About: Laura Jones ‘Light is Fugitive’

In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle

In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle
In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle
In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle
Concrete Jungle – it’s a little crack of greenery in a Brutalist concrete wall, an oasis in the desert – it’s nature growing in the most hostile urban environment.

As a design concept nature continues to inspire. Biomorphic forms and organically-derived shapes continue to dominate in architecture, art and fashion. There is seemingly no end to the celebration of natural materials in design and today’s Palette celebrates the intertwining of natural and man-made materials.

Jamie North, a Sydney based artist – is mixing these two mediums to create sculptural poetry. A self taught horticulturist his fascination with plants prospering in adversity led him away from his photographic career into nurturing the growth of small bonsaied plants in seemingly dematerialised cast concrete pillars. Look out for North’s next show innerrouter at Sarah Cottier Gallery in March.

Here’s a visual homage to the built environment and our greatest life force – nature.

Credits:
1. Elke Kramer, Blouin Art Info, Yellowtrace, Yoshihiro Suda, Wim Borst, Brancusi, Studio Kyss, Popgloss
2. That Unreliable Girl, David Taylor, Hermes, Josef Hoflehner, Jamie North
3. Josef Hoflehner, David Taylor, Katie Poterala, Studio Kyss, Nick Kahler, Ed Burtynsky, Studio Kyss

PALETTE: CONCRETE JUNGLE

In/Out - Out/About: New York City

In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
NYC
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
In/Out - Out/About: New York City
New York City in the holiday season is nothing short of dreamlike. Central Park covered in a thick white blanket of snow, West Village windows framed by blue spruce and fairy lights, skating rinks, crispy blue cloudless skies, long afternoons feasting and whimsical Christmas windows. It is something of a childhood dream to experience a white Christmas and NYC certainly did not disappoint.

Arent&Pyke designer Dominique spent a good part of 3 weeks wandering the city over the holidays with a short dalliance from the city to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece ‘Fallingwater’ and the lesser known ‘Kentuck Knob’ in Pennsylvania – stay tuned for more.

Credits: Instagram by Dominique Brammah

OUT/ABOUT: NEW YORK CITY

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