This Friday(March 17) at 6PM we'll be launching "Technical Ecstasy" - a joint exhibition by Chrissie Abbott and French (Richard Sayer). I'll say it again - we are HUGELY excited and proud to have this here in Orange. Both these artists have been thrilling us for years with their individual approaches that take us into alternate realities, both dark and haunting and freakishly joyous.
To get you in the mood for Friday we thought we'd share some recent memorable exhibitions or projects that both have created over the years.
We'll start with French, and frankly it's hard to pick just one exhibition. He's had solo shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as Tokyo, Long Beach CA, Los Angeles, London, Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Manchester - the list just goes on and on.
He curated the incredible "Close To A World Below" show at Scion Installation in LA in 2011 featuring artists such as Ashley Lane, Marcus Oakley, Chrissie Abbott, Derek Albeck, Murdoch, Paul Parker and Izzie Klingels.
But his recent show "Brainfade" at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne really blew us away with its fluro renderings of scenes from French's medieval, metal infused universe.
Check it out here: http://www.backwoods.gallery/artist-french
And instal / opening night images here: https://www.facebook.com/backwoodsartgallery/posts/1423293691030985
Oh, and see you Friday!