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Adelaide exhibition guide: October 2019

Adelaide exhibition guide: October 2019

Adelaide Review arts writer Jane Llewellyn surveys South Australia’s exhibitions landscape for the month of October.

Jason Haufe: Old and New
BMG Art
Until 19 October 2019

The exhibition is Melbourne-based artist Jason Haufe’s first foray into the Adelaide art scene and includes a combination of old and new works. Large-scale colourful oil paintings from 2005-06 are contrasted against recent small-scale black and white collages. Spatial tension and complexity is created in Haufe’s colourful abstract paintings by the use of various devices.

Jason Haufe, CCXXXII, MMV

Bold colours are contrasted against black, he doesn’t allow the forms to touch the edges of the painting and places outlines around the geometric shapes to direct the viewer’s gaze. Haufe’s collage works are created using pieces of paper, which are either photocopied from the source material directly, or manipulated digitally on a computer and then printed and photocopied. These contrasting works are united in their line of development and both contain geometric forms where the tension between formalism and uncertainty is evident.

All’s a mirror
West Gallery Thebarton
Until 3 November

The concept behind All’s a Mirror is simple, six contemporary ceramic artists chose a 2D artist to be paired with – not to collaborate with but because there was a connection between their practices. Participating artist Richard Spoehr who chose photographer David Rozetsky initiated the exhibition and while the link between these two is not obvious this is precisely what the show is about. It not only asks the audience to consider the connections but also for the artists to look outside their own medium and see how their practice might be reflected in the work of other artists.

John Foubister, The love fuelled flowering, with a sea view, at the heart of the potter’s wheel

Iconic ceramicist Gerry Wedd chose Goolwa-based artist John Foubister whose work he has long admired, citing the difference between their practices as what interests him. Other pairings such as Margie Shepherd and Samone Turnbull seem a natural fit with an overlap of shapes and forms.

Tony Wilson
Fontanelle Gallery and Studio
Until 27 October

Contemporary Port Adelaide-based artist Tony Wilson was named the 2018 winner of the Our Mob emerging artist prize and following this undertook an international residency in Perugia, Italy. This exhibition includes works created during his time in Italy and explores his journey of discovering and appreciating his ancestors and living elders. Wilson’s background in illustration and drawing is evident through these works which consider themes of identity and reflect on our place in the world, how we relate to each other and how we connect to each other and our environment.

Tony Wilson, Searching for Dreaming, 75x140cm 2019, mixed media on plywood

Through his intricate and evocative paintings the Kaurna/Nurrunga/Ngarrindjeri painter tries to make sense of both our inner and outer world. Wilson will also exhibit two works at the Art Gallery of South Australia this month as a part of TARNANTHI.

Head to our Adelaide Review Event Guide to find out what else is happening around the city

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