Christina Hayes, "Thumbhead", 2009, oil on canvas, 58 x 58cm

Anna Pappas Gallery of Melbourne has brought seven of their artists to Sydney. Calling Danks Street’s Depot Gallery home for the next fortnight, Anna Pappas Gallery (APG) is introducing part of her stable to the Sydney art scene.

On exhibition is Christina Hayes’ paintings, through which she presents humorous and clumsy characters; following his successful exhibition in May at APG, Owen Leong continues to exhibit his shape-shifter Asian-Australian photographic portraits; Grant Nimmos’s paintings are a series of dreamy, relaxed and idealised landscapes of his imagination; while David Palliser’s (featured in issue 10) abstract works are bold and exhilarating.

Viv Ryan presents gritting photographs of dirty dishes left around by immediate family members – images consumed by the reality of everyday; and these sit along the ceramic sculptures of Vipoo Srivilasa, whose subject matter is less than real as he greets us with mermaids and animals parading as characters from The Wizard of Oz; these sculptures compliment the work of Cyrus Tang who’s fascination with transformation and dissolution of the human body is investigated through the construction of bodies and faces through clay but then, gently immersed in water, the figures disappear and dismember through this watery process.

Anna Pappas Gallery @ The Deport Gallery, SYDNEY
2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Until Saturday 26 June
Open:  Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm + Sunday 11am-3.30pm

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