WED 30.7.14 ‘EVERTHING BEAUTIFUL’ Lachlan Hansen

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“Everything Beautiful’ is Lachlan Hansen’s first solo show. The collection encapsulates his fascination with the divine beauty in nature. This sentiment runs through his work with an effortless flow of colour. Lachlan’s extensive background in graffiti and street art influence his work evidently. He uses a combination of spray paint and acrylic which he energetically splashes across the canvas. This compliments his more contemplative use of line work evoking opposing emotions of chaos and calm.

WED 23.7.14 ‘KEEP SYDNEY WEIRD’ Group Exhibition

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A collection of work from artists who practice on the fringes of established notions of contemporary art.

Featuring

P.I.T.S • PIL PRESS • ZATAN • CL • ZAP
JACK K • ALTER • FISHMANN • WIL MADOX
REMY ROBERT • BATS • DANIEL LETHLEAN HIGSON
CHRIS JAMES • YEHA • RETALI8 & MORE

WED 16.7.14 ‘INNER MYTHS’ Shida

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The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia’s most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.

Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shida is an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.

WED 9.7.14 ‘TIL NOW’ Georgia Hill

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‘Til Now’, Georgia Hill

A collection of illustrative and typographic works, prints and paintings.

WED 2.7.14 VOENA Presents ‘UNEXPECTED’

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This July will mark Voena’s second year and to celebrate the occasion, the photography collective is going offline and showcasing their talent.

REAL PHOTOS YOU CAN TOUCH.

Rather than the usual alcohol-induced body of work, Unexpected explores nightlife and culture through Voena’s distinct vision.

Come join us for a beer. Body shots not included.

WEDS 25.6.14: ‘SUMMER VACATION’ CAM WALL & MITCH REVS

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So picture this. You’ve just taken off your work pants and slide into your favourite summer shorts. You pack your bags, fill your car full of chicks and make your way to the Tate, this is “Summer Vacation”, a collection of new works by Cam Walll and Mitch Revs.

WED 17.4.14 ‘DO YOU HAVE THE TIME’ Group Exhibition

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‘DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?’

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AN EXHIBITION OF CUSTOM TIMEPIECES BY:

GEORGIA HILL • CHRIS YEE • WILL LYNES • TAKIE • JUMBO • NUMSKULL • HOLLIE MARTIN • NATHAN PICKERING • BAFCAT • FURRY LITTLE PEACH
DAVID CRAGG • WILL COOKE • TOM SCHWAIGER • ANIA GAREEVA • THOMAS JACKSON • SYKE • EMMY LAWLESS • CHRISTOPHER COOPER • LUSCHIA PORTER MADELEINE PFULL • CHRIS LOUTFY • NONI CRAGG

WED 11.6.14 ‘FUTURE PRIMITIVE’ Tiera Boo

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‘Future Primitive’ is a new exhibition by Tiera Boo integrating a complex use of layering techniques and detailed stencilling to become more illustrative in nature. The contrast of raw wood, the highly polished spray painted stencils and slick oil painting merge in a beautiful discordant harmony. The exhibition is made up of two intertwined stories: ‘Aspects’, detailed stencils on paper and ‘Future’, paintings and stencils on handmade wooden frames. This exhibition was created to a soundtrack of crashing surf guitar and Jangly 60s Garage Rock and should be enjoyed the same way by viewers.

‘Future’ is informed by theories of the sublime landscape and their potency in the age of climate change. An eerie, impossible landscape stands punctured as humanity comes riding towards oblivion on their ridiculous stead, naive of an uncertain future. Conversely ‘Aspects’ delve into facets of the feminine and the creation of identity. The way we see ourselves versus the way we are perceived by others is an important dichotomy. It effectively creates a paradox wherein two or more equally real psyches can be attributed to the same person. Destroying the aura of the ‘true self’ identity is reduced to mere performance.

Boo’s own obsessive nature is mirrored in these exquisitely crafted creations. Surpassing the common perception of what we know as stencil art, these works couldn’t be further from the street they crawled out of. As these stories intertwine, the nature of the internal sublime landscape becomes the foundation upon which to explore the boundaries of how gender and self preservation can be redefined.

WED 4.6.14 ‘STOCKROOM’ Curated by The Hours

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We are proud to announce ‘Stockroom’. A group show featuring some of Australia’s finest young artists

Over the years, The Hours (Beastman, Marty Routledge & Numskull) have produced a number of widely acclaimed art events & exhibitions around Australia and have worked with some of the most recognised young artists in a variety of different genres.

To celebrate these ties, The Hours presents ‘Stockroom’. A large group show featuring a host of artists that have either worked with us before, are working with us now, or are someone we’d like to work with in the future. A mix of connections between the artist and us, as purveyors of modern art, we believe this to be a perfect insight into “if we were to own a stockroom, this is who it would be filled with”.

Featuring:
MARK ALSWEILER, TOM FERSON, RONE, TWOONE, DANIEL O’TOOLE, SKOUNT, SCOTT MARSH, JUMBO, CHRIS LOUTFY, BAFCAT, JOEL BIRCH, BRIDGE STEHLI, BEASTMAN, EDWARD WOODLEY, SHIDA, MR PENFOLD, BENNETT, WILL COOKE, THE YOK, BEN FROST, RETRO, THOMAS JACKSON, KYLE MONTGOMERY, JAE COPP, FINTAN MAGEE, PHIBS, MADELEINE PFULL, NUMSKULL, AEDEN LEE, VANS THE OMEGA, ROACH, MAX BERRY, SHERYO, SID TAPIA, DAVID CRAGG, SOFLES

EMAIL bob@theopeninghours.com.au for press info
EMAIL sales@thehours.com.au for a catalogue

WED 28.5.14: ‘SWALLOW & DESTROY’ D-Mo Zajac

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“Within the endlessness of our consciousness, we are limitless.” Swallow your Illusions, Destroy your fears. Photographed in Europe and New Zealand, this exhibition steps outside the box in a box-minded society. I would like to invite you to destroy part of the exhibition, whilst you swallow the Images into your consciousness…are you ready to step out and experience something different? My name is D-Mo Zajac, now forget my name!

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