Galerie Pompom starts off their new year with two new exhibitions, Stefan Dunlop’s ‘I like your old stuff better than your new stuff’ and Adrian Hobbs’ ‘Parental Guidance Recommended’.
Dunlop will showcase four pieces at Pompom where he focuses on the romanticising of natural landscapes, some within historical moments. The Queensland based artist used candy and pastel colours within all of his pieces, which juxtapose the themes he is trying to convey to the audience. He finds the Baroque, Pop and Impressionist movements very interesting. He has completed residencies in Dallas, Texas and Leipzig, Germany – plus he has studied in London and New York City.
Adrian Hobbs is a local Sydney artist and for this exhibition he has researched chaos through mathematics, science, history and philosophy. This research has allowed him to develop a certain understanding of chaos, which he has recreated through a visual element of object paintings. Hobbs wants his paintings to express unprescribed possibilities instead of fixed ones, and wants to destroy the mundane traditions of one painting with one meaning. Hobbs has studied at Sydney College of the Arts and had his first solo exhibition in April 2015 at the Verge Gallery. (AMal)
Until Feb 28, Wed-Sat 11am-5pm & Sun 1-5pm. Galerie Pompom, 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale. Free entry. Info: galeriepompom.com
The opening night for both these exhibitions is on Wednesday 10 February from 6–8pm.
BY ATHINA MALLIS