Disorder Gallery

TO DISRUPT THE REGULAR

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THREADS

D/O, Event, OpeningElliott Cole

Artist and arts educator, Dr. Mark Elliot-Ranken, comes to Disorder Gallery this June with his latest exhibition Threads.

“Suppose you came as an explorer into an unknown country with a language quite strange to you. In what circumstances would you say that the people there gave orders, understood them, rebelled against them and so on. The common behaviour of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language.”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations

Wittgenstein's words inspired Mark Elliot-Ranken's latest series of abstracts, varied in scale, subject matter and in the unique approach of Mark's distinctive visual 'language'.

According to Mark “To do as Wittgenstein asks us to do, that is create or at least try and interpret that ‘unknown language’ especially in regard to the terrain of our inner world is to pick up the threads of our own self…that which makes ‘our-self’. Such a language is a tool for exploration rather than simply communication.”

Mark Elliot-Ranken's Threads opens Thursday June 6th from 6-8pm and runs through Saturday June 22nd at Disorder Gallery.

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TROVE

Event, D/O, OpeningElliott Cole
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Disorder Gallery presents

D/O.29 'Trove'

a group exhibition from artists...

Helen C-M - Emily Isabel Taylor - CrazyEyes

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Helen C-M takes us on her evolving journey of colour and abstraction using the simple floral landscapes of Little Riley Street, in Surry Hills. What emerges as each work resolves itself is an honest and often raw exchange between the local environment and the artist herself.

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Sydney based visual artist Emily Isabel Taylor brings us 'Supreme'. Her work raises questions around the limits of photography outside of its traditional margins investigating the possibilities that pictorial matter can obtain through reproduction and recombination, opening the medium up to new forms of hybridization such as installation, collage and video.

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Working through the trash, CrazyEyes uses the relationships of colour and shape to create vibrant and uplifting human stories, reminding us that beauty is simply a matter of perspective.‘Trash is Treasure’ is a light-hearted look at what is often discarded, neglected, left behind and the fine line between ‘forgotten’ and ‘fabulous’. This is their first exhibition.

 

Please join us for opening night of ‘Trove’ on Thursday May 16th from 6-8pm.

D/O.29 'Trove' will be on display through June 1st at Disoder Gallery

TWO VIEWS

D/O, Opening, EventElliott Cole

Conversations about art and life are central to the long term friendship of Dave Teer and Stuart Humphreys. Over the years, they’ve been lucky enough to discuss, develop and explore ideas regarding their respective art practices, which ultimately become aspects of their work. 

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Dave Teer

My offering began life with the idea of a joint collage exhibition and continued on with myself diverging into the world of enamel spray paint and stencils. The final works are an amalgam of motifs derived from maps, street discards and other physical remnants of everyday work life for me. They are both what's left behind, what has been lost, and what is yet to be discovered.

 

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Stuart Humphreys

I use my paintings as raw material for collage. There is something in the way the paint has been applied and the palette I use, that ties the pieces together. Nearly all of the paintings in my collages were originally created as paintings in their own right. My paintings have largely been abstract in nature, so for some of the works in this exhibition to appear as representational as they do, is quite a surprise to me. There is a lightness and simplicity in the work which appeals to me and a significant shift in my usual approach, which is to discard any elements that could be interpreted as a representation of something recognisable.  

 

Two Views is a representation of Dave Teer and Stuart Humphreys continued conversations and friendship - long may it carry on. Please join us for opening night of Two Views, Thursday August 16th from 6-8pm at Disorder Gallery