At Sydney Contemporary 2015, Brenda May Gallery will present new paintings from James Guppy and photographs from Nicole Welch alongside Mylyn Nguyen who is participating in Installation Contemporary, a curated component of the fair.
At Sydney Contemporary 2015, Brenda May Gallery will present the work of James Guppy and Nicole Welch alongside Mylyn Nguyen who is participating in Installation Contemporary, a curated component of the fair.
The subject matter in James Guppy’s suite of paintings, In Flagrante Delicto, is Corporatocracy, centered on the big multinational corporations and banks wielding what many would agree is a disproportionate amount of power. Guppy has appropriated “the man in the suit” as the symbol for this new religion, where economics take precedence over ethics, shareholders are prioritised and workers are underpaid. Exerting his own artistic alchemy, each work is pervaded by his innate and unique sense of humour.
The photographs by Nicole Welch from her series Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury feature picturesque landscapes that have a loaded symbol implanted into each painstakingly-composed scene. Welch's work traces the early pathways between her home in Bathurst and Albury, drawing on written records to reflect the embedded cultural histories of the regions.
Mylyn Nguyen’s participation in Installation Contemporary will take place in a cavernous subterranean cavity where a swarm of delicate paper moths and other insects will inhabit the space. With this body of work titled The Moon, Nguyen’s incredible skill and wondrous imagination will extend the sense of spectacle and intrigue her artworks continuously generate.