We’re very excited – three Arts Project Australia artists will exhibit over 100 artworks as part of the NGV’s major summer exhibition, Melbourne Now. The exhibition launches Friday 22 November with an invtation-only VIP event at the NGV.
Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable and Patrick Francis were selected by the NGV curatorial team to be included in this ambitions exhibition along with over 250 works and commissions by Melbourne’s leading contemporary artists.
Alan Constable is a Melbourne based artist who has pursued an active career in the arts since 1985. He has had wide-ranging critical success in a diversity of media including pastel on paper, ink on paper, oil on canvas and more recently in ceramics.
Alan Constable Not titled 2013 ceramic 12.5 x 26 x 21cm ACC13-0019
Boris Cipusev beautifully concise and considered drawings present text as image. Often employing just two words or a word/number combination, Cipusev’s works gives us both enigmatic juxtapositions and poetic resonances. For the artist these words have specific meaning, sometimes names of people he knows or figures from popular culture.
Boris Cipusev Kevin Punk 2009 felt-tip pen on paper 21 x 30cm BC09-0130
A prolific painter, Patrick Francis works primarily in acrylic on paper. His paintings draw from his own personal experiences, from first hand encounters with Melbourne to his knowledge of popular culture and art history.
Patrick Francis Not titled 2011 acrylic on paper 50 x 35cm PF11-0040
Tony Ellwood, Director NGV said, “Melbourne Now is about artists and intersections with architecture, design, fashion and performance, but it is also about the people of Melbourne. I am very pleased to announce the involvement of many remarkable contemporary artists and designers who will produce innovative, immersive and thought-provoking works.”
According to NGV, “Melbourne Now represents a new direction for the NGV in its collaborative curatorial approach with artists and audiences, through ground breaking artists projects, commissions for kids and families, architecture and design initiatives, and curatorial engagement with dance, performance, music and sound.”
The exhibition opens to the public from Saturday 23 November 2013.