Saturday, May 21, 2011

Unleashed: The Rise of Australian Street Art
Art Exhibition
(Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland)

Marie-Therese Wisniowski


Preamble
One of my passions is to create Post-Graffiti artwork on cloth. A series of posts on this blogspot have addressed issues in Graffiti and Post Graffiti Art as well as presenting images of such art. I have listed some of these below for your enjoyment.
Time Dimension in Art
Act of Engagement
New York Spray-Can Memorials
Another Brick
Cultural Graffiti
Beyond the Fear of Freedom
Oh, Oh Marilyn and Mona@Spoonflower
Neu Kunst: Mona & Marilyn
Paste Modernism 4

This blogspot contains many posts of artworks that have featured in a number of exhibitions that have been curated by me or by other people. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. M-T. Wisniowski
Sequestration of CO2(Engaging New Visions) M-T. Wisniowski
Sacred Planet I (Engaging New Visions) J. Dunnewold
Under Pressure (Engaging New Visions) L.A. Beehler
lo Rising II & Giza (Engaging New Visions) R. Benson
Etruscan Relic (Engaging New Vision) J. Raffer Beck
Catch The Light 1 & 2 (Engaging New Visions) J. Schulze
Emerge (Engaging New Visions) J. Truckenbrod
Breathe Deeply (Engaging New Visions) C. Benn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei 3 & 4 (Engaging New Visions) C. Helmer
Black Birds I & II (Engaging New Visions) C. Holmes
Autumn Visions I & II (Engaging New Visions) J. Petruskeviciene
Razing/Raising Walls, Warsaw (Engaging New Visions) N. Starszakowna
Quite Alone Oasis… (Engaging New Visions) J. Urbiene
Nothing Is The Same I & II (Engaging New Visions) E. van Baarle
Discharge Thundercloud (Engaging New Visions) K. Kagajo
Shroud Of Ancient Echoes I & II (Engaging New Visions) S. Fell-McLean
Cane Toad Narrative (Engaging New Visions) H. Lancaster
Visionary and Eclipse (Engaging New Vision) J. Ryder
Untitled ArtWorks (Engaging New Vision) Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley and Tjunkaya Tapaya
Treescape (Engaging New Vision) A. Trevillian
Codes – Lost Voices (ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Merge and Flow (SDA Members Exhibition) M-T. Wisniowski
Confluence (SDA Conference) Various Artists
Transformation (Fairfield Museum and Art Gallery) Various Artists
The Journey (Megalo Studio) M-T. Wisniowski
Another Brick (Post Graffiti ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Six Memos (Shepparton Art Gallery) S. Fell-MacLean
Venice Biennale (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
When Rainforests Ruled (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
Floating (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) H. Lancaster
When Rainforests Glowed (Eden Gardens Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
My Southern Land (Galerie 't Haentje te Paart, Netherlands) M-T. Wisniowski
The Last Exhibition @ Galerie ’t Haentje the Paart
Paste Modernism 4
El Anatsui
Mark Making on Urban Walls – Post Graffiti Art Work
Memory Cloth - Rememberings in Textile
Make Lace Not War - Part I
Fleeting


Introduction
Wikipedia defines street art as: “…any art developed in public spaces - that is in the ‘streets’ –though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations.” It can also include  “hero/heroine” art but it definitely does not include territorial graffiti, vandalism or corporate art. Street art is embraced by both men and women (see below). It is not gender based.

Unleashed the exhibition involved the work of street artists currently moving from the street into gallery environment (Anthony Lister, Ash Keating, Ben Frost, Brent Wilson, Gabriella Szabriella, Jonathan McBurnie, Miso, Shaun Gladwell, Ghostpatrol, Shaun O’Connor, and Vexta) alongside the work of other artists producing work in response to this movement (Marie-Therese Wisniowski).

The exhibition included a variety of art forms including installation, sculpture, video, textiles and two-dimensional works. It was curated by Maree Nipperess and was exhibited at Redcliffe City Art Gallery (QLD, Australia) from 16-03-2011 to 16-04-2011.

I was invited to give a talk by Karen Tyler to the friends, and guests of the Gallery and to the public at large on my Post Graffiti ArtCloth work that was on display in 'Unleashed' at the Gallery. I have pioneered Post Graffiti artworks on ArtCloth.

Most artists did not wish to make an artist’s statement. Some of the artist’s artwork is not displayed on this blog due to technical problems associated with the photographed images. Apologies to those artists - whose work was brilliant - but could not be displayed here.

I hope you enjoy this vignette of the exhibition "Unleashed: The Rise Of Australian Street Art".


Some of the Artworks Exhibited

Vexta: She was a wild warrior (2010). Mixed media on canvas (courtesy of the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery).

Ben Frost: High - Score Pop Ruin. Acrylic and aerosol on board (courtesy of the artist and Boutwell Draper Gallery).

Miso: Untitled. Pencil on paper (courtesy of the artist).

Brent Wilson and Gabriella Szablewska: Pimple my Hide. Mixed media (courtesy of a private lender).

Brent Wilson and Gabriella Szablewska. It's the Thought That Counts. Mixed media (courtesy of the artists).

Brent Wilson: Ankledent. Mixed media (courtesy of the artist).

Post Graffiti ArtCloths by Marie-Therese Wisniowski that were featured in the exhibition.
From left to right: Urban Mark Making, Neu Kunst - Mona, Casula Walls . . . Textures & Surfaces, Neue Kunst - Marilyn and Urban Blues.

Marie-Therese Wisniowski's Post-Graffiti ArtCloth: Neue Kunst - Marilyn.
Techniques: Numerous silk screen methods, discharge, mono-prints, lino-blocked, stamped, stenciled, hand painted and digitally collaged images employing pigments, dyes, discharge agents, pastels, crayons, charcoal, metallic paints and heat reactive pigment on cotton.
Appropriated images have been documented (and will be detailed in a later blog after the completion of the tryptich).
Size: 125 cm (length) x 75 cm (width).

Marie-Therese Wisniowski's Post Graffiti ArtCloth: Neu Kunst: Mona.
Techniques: Numerous silk screen methods, discharge, mono-prints, lino-blocked, stamped, stenciled, hand painted and digitally collaged images employing pigments, dyes, discharge agents, pastels, crayons, charcoal, metallic paints and heat reactive pigment on cotton. Appropriated images have been documented (and will be detailed in a later blog after the completion of the tryptich).
Size: 125 cm (length) x 75 cm (width).

Marie-Therese Wisniowski's Post Graffiti ArtCloth: Casula Wall . . . Textures & Surfaces.
Techniques: Dyed, discharged, carbon release, digital transfers, marker pens, hand painting and acrylic washes on cotton.
Size: 320 cm (length) x 87 cm (width).

Marie-Therese Wisniowski's Post Graffiti ArtCloth: Urban Blues.
Techniques: Dyed, over-dyed, texture prints, silk-screened, aerosol sprayed, hand painting, hand drawing and coal smudging on cotton.
Size: 355 cm (length) x 115 cm (width).

Marie-Therese Wisniowski's Post Graffiti ArtCloth: Urban Mark Making.
Techniques: Resist, sprayed, over sprayed, silk-screened employing the artist’s signature matrix formatting technique on cotton.
Size: 343 cm (length) x 110 cm (width).

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