Pompom picks up three new artists - Art Collector

Danica Firulovic, White Rectangle Within White Rectangle on White, 2017, oil on linen, 86 x 86cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney

Sydney’s Galerie pompom has announced its representation of three new artists: Danica Firulovic, Scott Gardiner and Andrew Sullivan.

Danica Firulovic's all-white paintings have been guided by her interest in reductive, non-objective art and the emotion evoked by the colour white. She has developed a simple, masterly may of applying one colour to canvas, constructing “full bodied, thought-provoking work”, says gallery co-director George Adams. Pompom picked up Firulovic after a successful inaugural show at the gallery last year.

Scott Gardiner, Night Swimming 2, 2017. Acrylic and gloss on canvas 152 x 137cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney

Adams describes painter Scott Gardiner’s canvases as “exuberant” in their exploration of change and temporality, environmental consciousness and mortality. “We first met Scott at Sydney Contemporary art fair for years ago, and have been following his career with interest since,” he says. “So, when his previous Sydney gallery closed, we asked him to join us here, as his painting practice is a neat fit with our gallery.”

The gallery first met Andrew Sullivan at Katthy Cavaliere’s 2016 pompom exhibition ‘Photographs and Drawings’, curated by Grace Burzese. “We got talking about his paintings, and it went from there,” says Adams. The co-director is drawn to Sullivan’s super realist works for their intelligence and masterful consideration.

Andrew Sullivan, 'Liquid Amber with blue and lilac notes', 2008. Oil on board, 112 x 92cm.

The three new stable artists will all have solo shows at the gallery in late 2018 and early 2019.

Galerie pompom also has two curated exhibitions slated for the latter part of the year. A photography-based show titled ‘Remain In Light’ will feature artists Jane Burton, Jon Butt, Charles Dennington, Dianne Jones, Will Nolan, and Elvis Richardson in September, while in November ‘Possible Dream Theory #2’ will showcase work by Polly Borland, Matthew Harris, Drew Connor Holland, Laura Moore, nova Milne, Emily Parsons-Lord, Philjames and Kenny Pittock.

“I have curated both exhibitions and they include emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists based in Sydney, interstate and overseas,” says Adams. “We annually present curated exhibitions including represented and invited artists. Such exhibitions are missing more and more from institutions in Sydney.”

The gallery will also participate at Sydney Contemporary art fair in September with new works by Nancy Constandelia, Genevieve Felix Reynolds, Caleb Shea and Vivian Cooper Smith.

Camilla Wagstaff

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