There's a lot of idiosyncratic work knocking around the creative industries, hidden from view by the demands of client vision and in-house style. It's easy to get so absorbed in work that the art and style intended to be made gets lost in a cycle of the day-to-day. While the pace of the commercial whirl can tend to overwhelm the individual's art, a new gallery is opening in Darlinghurst which aims to draw these artists' art out of the shadows and into the embracing glare of the public gaze. Showcase Gallery aims to let you see what creatives make happen when they're away from the office.
For their Launch show, Mark Mawson is going old school with frozen moments of liquid smoke, Bianca Chang will make paper make words, spreading it in spirals like the most delicate of papal stairs, and Chuck Bradley's close-up photography will make the micro macro, resolving every piece of rust, dirt or tiny bump into giant focus in a collection mysteriously titled Really Tiny Things. Paul Meates' broad-drooped drawings and Nicholas Alan Cope's fiery black and white abstract photos also feature.
The launch party is at 6pm on July 28, RSVP is essential. Image by Bianca Chang.