Monday, July 30, 2012

Fox/Jensen & Greenwood Street Project

Greenwood Street Project is a creative initiative under the supervision of Donald Holt & Tomislav Nikolic, located in Abbotsford, Victoria.

Its aim is to foster a spirit of experimentation and display practice not bound to institutional pressures or categorical disciplines. This freedom is the ground to encourage dialogue and informs the artists, practitioners and designers who exhibit here and in turn feeds the creative energy of the studio it is nurtured in.

During the time of the Melbourne Art Fair, FOX/JENSEN is presenting the works by eight artists from Australasia, Europe and America. The artists are Callum Innes, Fred Sandback, Winston Roeth, Gunter Umberg, Imi Knoebel, Tomislav Nikolic, Helmut Federle and Geoff Thornley.

These artists share sensibilities that establish the grounds for a rich conversation, not only about abstraction but about perception itself. Considered approaches to colour, process and the architecture of form are common to all.

Gunter Umberg has recently concluded his first Sydney exhibition at JENSEN GALLERY and celebrated a magnificent solo project at Art Unlimited/Art Basel 2012.

Installation: G√ľnter Umberg, Territorium 17, 2012 (2012) ART BASEL 43

Imi Knoebel has a major installation “24 Colors – for Blinky” (1977) dominating the central exhibition hall at DIA Beacon, New York and he has recently completed a major commission for the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to create stained glass windows for Notre Dame De Reims Cathedral in France marking its 800th Anniversary.
Installation:  "24 Colors - for Blinky" (1977) Image courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York

Imi Knoebel, Stained Glass at Reims Cathedral, France

Fred Sandback’s work was presented for the first time in Sydney since the 1976 Sydney Biennale with a large solo project at JENSEN GALLERY/SYDNEY. 
A large work is currently installed in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sandback has also concluded a major project at the Serpentine Gallery in London.There is a permanent collection of his works at DIA: Beacon, NY

Installation: Fred Sandback and Gunter Umberg, E=MC2, Jensen Gallery/Sydney

Winston Roeth is one of America’s finest colourists. Using pigment and tempera Roeth gives colour and volume and physicality. One feels the colour, its tone and pitch as much as it is a retinal experience. His use of iridescent, often golden borders against which the central colour is held, direct the eye along the horizontal and vertical axis before falling again into the “drift” of the centre void.

He has a permanent installation in the Benesse Art Site - Noashima, Japan and in the Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo Italy. 

Installation: Winston Roeth, Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo
Callum Innes is well known to Australian audiences not only though recent projects with JENSENGALLERY/SYDNEY but through regular presentations at Melbourne Art Fair and the retrospective From Memory at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2007.
Innes's work is sought after by private collectors and museums throughout the world. JENSENGALLERY/SYDNEY is in the early stages of developing a major document that deals with the projects Innes has made with the gallery over the last 12 years.

 Installation: From Memory, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (and then touring to Modern Art Oxford, UK; Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK; MCA, Sydney, Australia)
Tomislav Nikolic and Geoff Thornley have joined JENSENGALLERY/SYDNEY & FOX/JENSEN within the last twelve months. Both are painters possessing great facility and sensitivity. These capacities combined with a conceptual rigour and intelligence make their contextualisation in this special project seamless.

Installation: Tomislav Nikolic, 7, Fox/Jensen Auckland, 2012

 Installation: Geoff Thornley, Voice of Mimesis, Fox/Jensen Auckland, 2011
The project will run from August 1-5 from Noon til 6pm daily at 9 Greenwood Street Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC 3067