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UNFOLDED MAGENTA WORLD – 7 March – 13 April 2015

UNFOLDED MAGENTA WORLD is an exhibition made of three parts on at WEST Project Space.  These are the INTERNATIONAL STUDIO RESIDENCY work by Peter Holm, MAGENTA curated by Beata Geyer and
EVER SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN by Zeb Olsen and Nick Strike
Opening on 7th March 2-4pm (with Performance by Zeb and Nick at 3pm).
The exhibition open Saturdays and Sundays + extra last day on Monday 13th April.
WEST Project Space 38 Railway Pde Hazelbrook Blue Mountains.

Peter Holme Unfolded Painting 2015. Photo Erling Lykke Jeppesen

Peter Holm, Unfolded Painting, 2015


Wall work and objekt from Unfolded Painting-series by Peter Holm (DK)


The wall work Holm will present at WEST is based on a reference to his early series of paintings titled SUNUPS and the new works UNFOLDED PAINTING. It is a simple painterly gesture of a colour range that slides and unfolds. Holm will work in a site specific manner with WEST project Space  working from scratch and some sketched ideas. Holm’s  work through the past 20 years evolves around solutions on painterly problems and possible solutions, utilizing  anything from personal reflections to picks from architecture, design and (art)-history.
There may be an object attached.

Peter Holm’s work is about an advancing of painting, sculpture and installation at once. It is dedicated to artistic development through being both historically informed and contemporaneously critical. He describes the reductive pieces (paintings, chairs, car doors, etc) as objects sensitive to colour and atmosphere. These painted objects are constructed via a precise intent and the ‘atmosphere’ of the work provides the crucial art-critical reading.
However, as his is an oeuvre further characterised by its special nature or, expression of the whimsical, the ideas of the work are formulated along the way and revised accordingly.

Peter Holm is a renowned contemporary Danish Artist who has been showing in Australia for around 20 years. He first came as guests of CBD gallery in Sydney but soon found friends in various spaces including MOP and SNO. As part of his 2015 Australian tour he will bow showing at affiliated space RAYGUN in Toowoomba, MOP in Sydney, and also as guest International Studio Artist at WEST in the Blue Mountains.
In his residency he will produce a rare wall work design and make an objectwork.
Peter runs a project space in Copenhagen with is partner and also renown artist Karin Lind.
These artists have likewise shown many Australian artists who have enjoyed that benefit immensely.

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Fiona Davies, Blood on Silk: Magenta 2015

 MAGENTA curated by Beata Geyer

Louise Blyton,   Sue Callanan,  Adrian Clement,  Fiona Davies,  Beata Geyer, Shavaurn Hanson,  Joel Lambeth,  Tom Loveday, Ian Milliss,  Tobias Richardson, Margaret Roberts,  Hayley West,  Caroline Wilde,  Kayo Yokoyama

The grouping of artists with very diverse art practices and approaches to art production explores the notion of magenta, both as concept and as percept, in various imaginative contexts. Artist and curator Beata Geyer presents this exhibition as a multilayered installation where different artistic responses merge to create an exciting viewing experience. Magenta is contained not just within the pictorial or spatial spectrum but also within the conceptual multitude of perspectives and overlay of forms and dimensions. The interaction of colour between form, material, space and architecture unlocks the multitude of meanings attempting to define what magenta potentially is.


Nick Strike, Sound Image, 2009

EVER SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN – Zeb Olsen and Nick Strike

The moshpit collapses the figure/ground dialectic: the audience is the field. Individual spectators briefly emerge to take the stage; a prelude to the stage-dive whereby they return as a point of intensity before dissolving once more in the sea of faces, the energy field of observers. This is Greenbergian grunge. Zeb Olsen and Nick Strike each draw out this moment to examine facets of the audience as subject, using film, sculpture and drawing. Private moments become public, someone is always watching. The spectator cannot turn away.

Zeb Olsen is a writer, filmmaker, visual artist, musician and educator born in Sydney and currently living in the Blue Mountains of NSW. She is a graduate of Macquarie and Charles Sturt Universities, winner of the Darwin Festival Sculpture in the Park in 2006 and exhibited in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2012. Nick Strike works primarily in the material and conceptual realm of contemporary sculpture. Recent work has developed the subject of sculpture in film, of the still as a point of gravity around which to detonate a constellation of associations.  Nick has an MVA from SCA and has been exhibiting since 1989. He lives in Katoomba, and works in Sydney.