GALLERY 9 AT FORTY FIVE DOWNSTAIRS
CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
7–18 MAY 2013

 

JELENA TELECKI
Back of my mind (The Sea of Guilt) 2013
oil on canvas
54 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Diva 2013
oil on canvas
51 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Improvisation 2 2013
oil on canvas
61 × 51 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Optimism Workshop 2013
oil on canvas
61 × 51 cm

JULIAN HOOPER
Next of kin 2012
acrylic on linen
102 × 76.5 cm

JULIAN HOOPER  
Untitled 2 2012
acrylic on linen
106.5 × 83.4 cm

SIMON BLAU
Coast 2012
acrylic on canvas
60.5 × 45.5 cm

SIMON BLAU
Obstruction 2012
acrylic on canvas
70 × 60 cm 

SIMON BLAU
Untitled 1 2012
enamel and resin on board
38 × 33 cm

SIMON BLAU
Untitled 2 2012
enamel and resin on board
40 × 30 cm

SUZIE IDIENS
Red Pink 2012
MDF, Polyurethane
69 × 80 × 7 cm

SUZIE IDIENS
Flesh White 2012
MDF, Polyurethane
69 × 80 × 7 cm

TONEE MESSIAH
Consequence 2013
oil on linen
97 × 77 cm

WHAT
And his wife 2012
23 karat gold on plywood
244 × 244 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Brown interior 2013
oil on canvas
61 × 51 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Holiday 2013
oil on canvas
51 × 42 cm 

JELENA TELECKI
Improvisation 2 2013
oil on canvas
61 × 51 cm

JULIAN HOOPER
Tract 2013
acrylic on linen
56 × 76 cm

JULIAN HOOPER
Park 2013
acrylic on linen
56 × 76 

JULIAN HOOPER
Special occasion 2012
acrylic on linen
65 × 50 cm

JULIAN HOOPER
Bellona 2012
acrylic on linen
30 × 36 

SIMON BLAU
Brainwave 2012
acrylic on canvas
51 × 40.5 cm

SIMON BLAU
Walk 2012
acrylic on canvas
51 × 40.5 cm

SIMON BLAU
Untitled 3 2012
enamel and resin on board
24 × 30.5 cm

SUZIE IDIENS
Green Pink 2012
MDF, Polyurethane
40 × 62 × 7 cm

SUZIE IDIENS
Deep Blue Blue 2012
MDF, Polyurethane
45 × 75 × 5 cm

TONEE MESSIAH
Absorb, Master, Refine 2013
oil on canvas
101 × 122 cm

TONEE MESSIAH
Weight Of Tradition 2013
oil on canvas
121 × 121 cm

WHAT
Boogie Woogie 2012
23 karat gold on plywood
244 × 244 cm


Gallery 9 proudly presents Contemporary Painting at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne: 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne: Tuesday 7 – Saturday 18 May 2013

Simon Blau, Julian Hooper, Suzie Idiens, Tonee Messiah, Jelena Telecki and what   

Gallery 9 is fulfilling its original intention to exhibit Sydney and overseas based artists in Melbourne, in the same way the Gallery exhibits Melbourne based artists in its Sydney premises. The biennial Melbourne Art Fair provides one opportunity but this, a larger scale exhibition with fortyfivedownstairs offers these Gallery 9 artists both a moment to show together beyond the gallery’s familiar walls and a gateway directly into the Melbourne’s cultural hub.

Contemporary Painting presents the latest works of six artists whose individual practices involve, although not solely, painting. Collectively there is great diversity amongst these artists’ works and each artist in the exhibition was selected to present the multifarious approaches to painting being explored by contemporary artists. Aside from this intention to exhibit a wide range of painting, the exhibition does not inherently imply curatorial aims nor provide a catalogue essay describing one. However, in showing artists, all of whom Gallery 9 represent, it may be possible recognise curious and intriguing points of similarity between their works and these further reinforce why this particular grouping of artists has been chosen.

The exhibition will include figurative paintings by Jelena Telecki, semi abstracts by Julian Hooper and Tonee Messiah, conceptual abstract work by what and Simon Blau as well as non-objective painted objects by Suzie Idiens. These artists have received considerable critical acclaim and attracted curatorial interest from institutions within Melbourne.

Work by Simon Blau is held in the NGV Collection, and what and Tonee Messiah both have works in the Monash University Collection. In 2007, Julian Hooper’s major work Liliu (collection, Queensland Art Gallery) was exhibited in ‘All in an Afternoon’ at The MADA Gallery (formerly the Monash Faculty Gallery) and in 2012 he was included in ‘Post Planning’ curated by Bala Starr at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.