Disorder Gallery

TO DISRUPT THE REGULAR

Ivor Cole

ON THE SQUARE

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Ivor Cole's latest exhibition 'On The Square' is all about that... literally!... a mixed collection of thirty paintings in either 30x30cm or 60x60cm square. And though they may be contained in shape, there is no limit to subject, with each completely unique painting complemented by Ivor's detailed hand and characteristicly cheeky humor.

Ivor Cole’s ‘Yonder’ 30 x 30 cm

Ivor Cole’s ‘Yonder’ 30 x 30 cm

Ivor states "Working with smaller sized canvases posed a new way of thinking. Coming from a scenic art background both the square and smaller format was a challenge. The idea of telling a story within limited perimeters proved to be not only challenging but also exciting."

After dropping out of the limelight during the 90's Cole was, in his own words, "beavering away in the studio recovering from a miasma of drugs and several tempestuous relationships". 

At the turn of the millennia Cole upped sticks and moved far from Sydney to the top end - Darwin. As well as showing in several galleries in Darwin, he says he was "working away on behalf of the mostly neglected Territory artists and producing copious new works". 

In 2003 Cole formed the Gallery Sometimes project in Darwin showcasing local artists working in the western style. Gallery Sometimes was a series of pop ups, at one time running 15 spaces in the CBD. He also secured the first legal street art site in central Darwin. 

Now residing in Bali for most of the year, in 2016 he was invited to join the Bali Artists Camp, a government sponsored art initiative, as the sole non Indonesian artist. 

Ivor Cole’s ‘Provenance’ 30 x 30 cm

Ivor Cole’s ‘Provenance’ 30 x 30 cm

Ivor Cole's 'On The Square' opens October 18th from 6-8pm and will be on display through November 3rd at Disorder Gallery.

Painting Outside the Lines

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Disorder Gallery is ‘disrupting the regular’ once again, with new paintings by Ivor Cole in Art in The Modern World.  This bold, brilliantly executed work, showcases Cole's unique take on Modern Art complemented by his unmistakeable cheeky humour.

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Imagine Andy Warhol’s last soup can finally being opened, Jackson Pollock working with new brushes and Jaspers Johns’ iconic "Flag" being invaded by the red star. Cole says this exhibition is his way of “paying homage to the painters that opened my eyes, pulling me away from the Constable prints that were splayed on living room walls as I grew up in South London. These works represent some of the 20th century artists that I most respect... but with a twist”

Ivor Cole under his painting "The Poet Smiles" at Disorder Gallery

Ivor Cole under his painting "The Poet Smiles" at Disorder Gallery

In Cole's own words "This exhibition is by way of an homage to the artists that shook my way of seeing and set me on a road that I am still traveling. Art in the 20th century, visual art, changed the way we view the world. It picked up the mantle from the movements of the 19th century and challenged our complacency as an audience. It shook the apple tree and exotic fruit fell. We are still dining on this fruit."

Art in the Modern World is up now through December 10th and available to preview in Disorder Gallery's online shopArt in the Modern World will also be on display during the upcoming East Sydney Art Night Walk.  So be sure to join us on December 6th from 6-8pm for a glass of wine with a twist of humor.

ART IN THE MODERN WORLD

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Ivor Cole, one of the Enfants Terribles of the 70's and 80's Sydney art scene, is back with a new exhibition, his first solo in over 15 years in Sydney. Cole, who had a succession of successful exhibitions with Gisella Schienberg's Holdsworth Gallery, is now offering up... 

Art In The Modern World

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After dropping out of the limelight during the 90's Cole was, in his own words, "beavering away in the studio recovering from a miasma of drugs and several tempestuous relationships". 

At the turn of the millennia Cole upped sticks and moved far from Sydney to the top end - Darwin. As well as showing in several galleries in Darwin, he says he was "working away on behalf of the mostly neglected Territory artists and producing copious new works". 

In 2003 Cole formed the Gallery Sometimes project in Darwin showcasing local artists working in the western style. Gallery Sometimes was a series of pop ups, at one time running 15 spaces in the CBD. He also secured the first legal street art site in central Darwin. 

Now residing in Bali for most of the year, in 2016 he was invited to join the Bali Artists Camp, a government sponsored art initiative, as the sole non Indonesian artist. 

"Art In The Modern World" Cole says is his way of "paying homage to the painters that opened my eyes, pulling me away from the Constable prints that were splayed on living room walls as I grew up in South London, these works represent some of the 20th century artists that I most respect... but with a twist"

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D/O.8 Art in the Modern World opens at Disorder Gallery on November 23rd from 6-8pm.