UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Guo Jian

31 May - 17 June 2017

Exhibition with the artist to be launched by

Mikala Tai

Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Saturday 3 June 2017

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Artist in Conversation

Guo Jian with Dr. Mabel Lee, Adjunct Professor of The University of Sydney

Saturday 17 June 2017

2.30 – 4.30pm

Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

The Landscape No.1, 小图 (345cmX200cm)200cmX69cmX5. Inkjet Pigment print, 2014, 3+2AP, $35,000+gst
I produce intricate photographic collages that depict serene landscapes, animals, and religious icons based on traditional Chinese paintings, some borrowed from the culturally significant Ming and Qing dynasties. Up close, the images subtly unfold to reveal a sea of montaged smiling faces. Large-scale and commanding from afar, the works are underpinned by a compilation of clippings that I extracted from excessive trash found throughout the streets and land across china.
The pixels of faces belong to movie and television stars, who display their notoriously sexy smiles that infiltrate and encroach all aspects of our environment in China. Juxtaposing a unique cultural heritage with the malignant side of consumerism, I bring into focus an environmental and cultural decay that has begun to take hold of contemporary China.

Art Atrium Exhibition Program 2017

  • Liz Deep Jones - My Chengdu @ Jones Bay Wharf 01.02.17 to 24.02.17
  • Andrew Tomkins - Open Cut 21.02.17 to 11.03.17
  • David Middlebrook & Jacqueline Balassa - Spirit of Landscape, Art Atrium @ Art Central Hong Kong 20.03.17 to 25.03.17
  • Justin Qian - New Moon 04.04.17 to 15.04.17
  • Claudia Chan Shaw & Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen @ Jones Bay Wharf 01.04.17 to 28.04.17
  • Scott McDougall - Signs of Life 19.04.17 to 06.05.17
  • Brett Bailey & Andrew Tomkins @ Jones Bay Wharf 03.05.17 to 26.05.17
  • David Middlebrook - The Unreachable Horizon 09.05.17 to 27.05.17
  • Guo Jian 31.05.17 to 17.06.17
  • Blak Douglas & Chico Monks - Land Escape 21.06.17 to 08.07.17
  • Phaptawan Suwannakudt - One Whole Apart @ Jones Bay Wharf 05.07.17 to 28.07.17
  • Jacqueline Balassa 12.07.17 to 29.07.17
  • Max Miller 02.08.17 to 19.08.17
  • Patrick Shirvington 30.08.16 to 16.09.17
  • Wang Lan 27.09.17 to 14.10.17
  • Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Centre 18.10.17 to 04.11.17
  • Melanie McCollin-Walker 08.11.17 to 25.11.17
  • Summer Sojourn - End of Year Group Exhibition 29.11.17 to 23.12.17