In brief: Gallery stable updates in September - Art Collector

Hossein Valamanesh, Longing/Belonging, 1997. Direct colour positive photograph, carpet and velvet, various dimensions. Courtesy: the artist and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

18 September 2013 | There are several announcements of new additions to gallery stables. Collaborative duo and noted individual artists Hossein and Angela Valamanesh have joined the stable of Karen Woodbury Gallery in Melbourne.

Hossein Valamanesh's work
Longing/Belonging, pictured above, is part of the Australia exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, which is just about to open and runs until 8 December this year. His works are held in nearly all of Australia's major public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne as well as the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington and other international institutions.

Angela Valamanesh has recently won the Vitrify Alcorso Ceramics Award and her work is held in Artbank, the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide and numerous corporate and private collections.

Viv Miller, Untitled, 2013. Oil, enamel, acrylic and pencil on linen, 30 x 25cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney

Multimedia artist Viv Miller has just joined the stable of Gallery 9 in Sydney. Miller draws on influences from the natural, the sublime and from computer imagery. Her practice incorporates painting, drawing and animation. Miller's work is held in Artbank and a number of private and corporate collections.

Jen DeNike, Scrying, 2009. Collage with photo, foil mirror and watercolour paper, 25.4 x 20.3cm. Courtesy: the artist and the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Jen DeNike has joined the stable of Mclemoi Gallery in Sydney. She is based in New York and was the first artist to hold a ballet performance art piece at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. Her works are held in MOMA, the Il Giardino dei Lauri collection in Umbrio, Italy and in a number of other collections throughout Europe.

Vivian Cooper Smith, Late in the Day #1, 2012, 50 x 45cm, edition of 5. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney

Galerie pompom in Sydney made a significant announcement today. They revealed four additions to their stable - Ron Adams, Vivian Cooper Smith, Samuel Quinteros and Elvis Richardson. Adams' first solo with the gallery will be in November this year; while Cooper Smith, Quinteros and Richardson will all exhibit in 2014.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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