14 February - 7 March 1999
'Equally accomplished as a painter and draughtsman, Allan Mitelman has developed an art of 'sensibility' whose acheivements are rare, precious, perfectionist and deliberately resricted in scope. Mitelman's monochrome paintings isolate and 'produce' specific experiences of colour, and viewers may find themselves seeming to listen to the colour just as intently as they look at it.
'As painterly vibratos go, Mitelman's ventures into tremulous iridescent effects are remarkably discreet and restrained.'
Allan Mitelman Floor Talk : 4pm Sunday 21 February 1999 at Galerie Düsseldorf (Free)
Paintings and Works on Paper
Refer to Festival of Perth Official Programme Catalogue
14 March - 4 April 1999
'At times, the simpler the image, the vaster the drea'.
..the corner is a haven that ensures us of one of the things we prize most highly - immobility. It is the sure place, the place next to my mobility ... Consciousness of being at peace in one's corner produces a sense of immobility, and this in turn radiates immobility ... we have to designate the space of our immobility by making it the space of our being.
From The Poetics of Space 1958 (translated by Maria Jolas)
XIII Nietzsche September 1997
Acrylic, Charcoal, Graphite, Wax on Arches Paper
75 x 75 cm
11 April - 2 May 1999
LIDIJA DOMBROVSKA LARSEN
Paintings : 1949 - 1999
Born in Riga in 1925 Lidija Dombrovska Larsen moved to Perth from Copenhagen some fifteen years ago. She brought with her, four decades of artistic activity leaving behind her deep involvement in the rich cultural heritage which was European Modernism. The key art movement with which she was involved was CoBrA (1948 - 1951), This was a Northern European movement initiated by Asger Jorn, Carl Henning-Pedersen and the critic poet Christian Dotremont. It also included such artists as Pierre Alechinsky.
This powerful exhibition traces the development of Dombrovska Larsen's paintings from her early CoBrA and European Modernist traditions to her current Paintings which draw heavily on Australian popular culture.
9 - 30 May 1999
Exhibition of New Works - PREVIEW
It is often difficult to discover what a work of art is about .... We learn about the work as we go. This is always going to be a question of how much we are prepared to read from it, or through it, to our own experience ....
These questions came to mind last weekend while I was looking at Stuart Ringholt's powerful, indeed moving exhibition at Galerie Düsseldorf ....
Most of what the work could be said to be about cannot not be seen. We experience it as the outcome of a complex history ....
Dr David Bromfield 29.5.1997 ( The West Australian - On Show)
6 - 27 June 1999
ONCE upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were -
and Peter ... (from : The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Secret Ingredient #2 1999
Soap + Wood
36 x 47 x 7 cm
4 - 25 July 1999
New Works by Janis Nedela In this second series exploring Suzi Gablick's proposition that Modernism has failed, Janis Nedela explores the pleasure to be found in pencils and crayons as objects, patterns and codes; as well as in the reconstruction of their constituent materials.
The work is complex, sophisticated and hugely enjoyable.
1 - 12 September 1999
' AIRING THE STOCK ROOM '
1 - 12 SEPTEMBER 1999
Originally scheduled for 26 September - 17 October 1999 - This exhibition has been re-scheduled for 29 October - 19 November 2000
AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS
Born in Meckering in 1926, Brian McKay is one of Western Australia's most eminent artists. Over the past decade he has completed many important and complex public art projects. Now finally - an exhibition to be savoured.
( more information to follow soon)
26 September - 17 October 1999
Originally scheduled for 24 October - 14 November 1999 - This exhibition has been re-scheduled for 2001
24 October - 14 November 1999
21 November - 12 December 1999
21 November - 12 December 1999
EUGENIE KEEFER BELL
THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 13 DECEMBER - LATE JANUARY 2000
All material correct at the time of publishing
16 February 2000. Exhibition details are always subject to change.