Coming up at The Nest
Let The Saints Be Saints, A solo exhibition featuring new paintings.
OPENING: Thursday 17th January 2019 at 6:00 PM
Brad Teodoruk draws inspiration everywhere: from pop culture, through current affairs and conversations with friends, to antique birdwatching guides and poetry. Like a prism in reverse, these influences confer through the artist and focus into a single artwork, with floating phrases and disjointed images merging into visual poetry.
Omission is a theme that is included throughout most of Teodoruk’s practice, the layering creating a hidden history within the work. The juxtaposition of flat and impasto surfaces tells as much of a story as the images scattered across the canvas. In his most recent works, Teodoruk has gotten looser with his brush, giving the canvas over to shape, composition and colour.
Composition is everything. The tension in a painting holds together separate elements as they hover dangerously close to drifting into chaos, though always bound together by form. Sometimes, what holds the separate elements is a deadpan joke or a visual pun. The Shepherd, a minute work with more parts to it than should be possible, depicts a golfer followed by two sheep. The sheep seem to be drawn by a different hand and only attach to the golfer through the title.
Teodoruk’s work has an air of free association, as though he is showing us a mind-map that is at once personal and drawn from the public domain. The viewer is prompted to immerse himself, filling in gaps through curiosity and recognition.
Future Artefacts Gallery
The Nest Creative Space
76 - 82 Botany Road, Alexandria
FREE beer by Young Henry’s
To an experimental playground for Touch Sound Art carefully curated by 'Offerings'. The Nest Creative Space hosts the second installment of SUB-KULTURE VULTURE which celebrates the eccentric, vibrant and otherworldly essence of life through the language of performance, sound and art.
Expect a colourful line up of eccentric performance artists, musicians, DJ's and party starters from some of Sydney's most influential sub-cultures. A limited edition of curated artworks will be for sale in our FUTURE ARTEFACTS GALLERY + elevated merch.
Proudly sponsored by Young Henrys and I Am George Wine.
LIVE PERFORMANCE + IMMERSIVE SHOWS BY:
GINGER AND THE GHOST
LORD FASCINATOR (NYC)
SABATINO HERCULE (ITL)
ANIMAL FEELINGS (NYC)
FLYING MACHINE (BYRON BAY)
Feb 1st, Friday 6pm- Saturday 1am
$25 PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA EVENT BRITE LINKS BELOW
$30 TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR IF NOT SOLD OUT (CASH ONLY)
RETURN TO WELLNESS - Yoga @ The Nest
Let’s get WHOLISTIC in our INDOOR JUNGLE! Start your Saturday morning right and join us for mindful movement with the breath, pranayama and meditation.
Intro offer of $15. Please bring your own mat.