Saturday, 21 June 2014

Nike Savvos - Art Gallery of NSW

I love the Art Gallery of NSW.
Whenever I need a beauty & soul pick me up, it's the first place I think of.

Last week I went to see the new display now decorating the main foyer.


It's bright, colourful and very eye-catching.

I've included the blurb below from the Gallery webpage for your edification!


"Renowned for her physically immersive and optically dazzling installations, Sydney artist Nike Savvas energises the Gallery’s 'main street’ with a newly commissioned installation.
Inspired by the vibrant paintings of the post-Impressionists as well as the cheap exuberance of discount plastics and decorations, Rally is a vast billowing field of colour suspended above the Gallery’s entrance court. Consisting of more than 60,000 strips of coloured plastic and stretching more than 50 metres through the building, it is one of the largest individual works ever staged at the Art Gallery of NSW.
A rally is a parade or protest that occurs in public space. And 'to rally’ is also to come back forcefully from a position of retreat or disadvantage. Walking beneath this new work, viewers join a rally of Savvas’s invention, drawn in and swept along by the power of colour in motion.
Now on extended display."
Sadly, I was unable to find a webpage for Savvos, but I did find her artist page on Breenspace.
From there you can click on her other exhibition links for more intense colour explosions or simply 'google image' her name.








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9 comments:

  1. Interesting Brona. I hadn't heard of this new installation. It does look effective from a distance. I must say that what it most brings to mind most for me is those plastic fly doors, I wouldn't get a reference to postimpressionist without being told…. I like the picture where you have those striped paintings. I'm featuring art today too.

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    1. That's exactly what it is Louise - lots and lots of strips from those old plastic fly screens we all grew up with. - modern art ?!

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  2. As I was looking through the photos I was thinking two things. 1: That is must have taken a long time to put that together and 2: It looked like the plastic strips from the fly screens that we all had in Oz back when I was a young boy. Thanks for sharing, It looks awesome!

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  3. That is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I like the second photo best, where all the colours blur together in the distance.

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  5. Interesting exhibit but I love all the colours, just gorgeous!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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