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THE PAINTER’S PALETTE

Country Style Magazine
WORDS VICTORIA CAREY PHOTOGRAPHY LISA COHEN STYLING BECK SIMON
March 2019

ARTIST ZOE YOUNG IS INSPIRED BY EVERYDAY LIFE AT HER HOME IN NSW’S SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

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Locale: Paul Davies in Los Angeles

Vault
Alison Kubler
Isssue 25 | February to April 2019

Paul Davies is an Australian-born, Los Angeles-based artist whose work is driven by the friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration. These boundaries and relationships are illustrated through Davies’ process, which combines painting, stencilling, photography and sculpture. Davies repeats and collages facades of modern architecture, the neutrality of which blurs what is revealed and concealed. Davies’ work has been acquired by and exhibited at the University of California, Irvine, the Institute and Museum of California Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, MAK Center for Art and Architecture and the Laguna Art Museum. In 2016 he completed a residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Phoenix, and work from this is now in the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona and McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne. In 2013, he was awarded a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris by the Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Spot The Difference

The Australian Financial Review
February 2019

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Post Truth: George Byrne at Sydney’s Olsen Gallery

RUSSH Magazine
February 2019

Where California oasis meets the daily downtown daydream. Sydney-born, L.A.-based artist George Byrne showcases his new exhibition, Post Truth, at The Olsen Gallery, Woollahra. Demonstrating how a relocation to California transformed his unique photographic eye, the exhibition combines his signature captures of urban American landscape, blended with abstract painting techniques. Side by side the two mediums prove electric, a vision of Byrne’s everyday existence where the mundane becomes neon, highlighting how creativity can allow you to fluidly cross the line between reality and fantasy.

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George Byrne exhibits a new truth in Sydney this month

Vogue Living
YEONG SASSALL
04/02/19

As an Antipodean living in the complex urban sprawl that makes up Los Angeles, George Byrne is in a unique position to observe his borrowed hometown. The Sydney bred artist has made a name both locally and internationally for his pastel-painted landscapes of the City of Angels and he returns to Sydney this month to showcase a new collection. Currently exhibiting a new body of work, Post Truth, at Woollahra’s Olsen Gallery, Byrne returns to his photographic roots, but also embraces another medium: collage.

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George Byrne’s L.A.

Frankie Magazine
February 2019

Sure, there are plenty of beautiful and famous people roaming the streets of L.A., but have you seen the parking lots in that city? Australian-born, now L.A.-based photographer George Byrne sees plenty of magic in the city’s mundane pit stops. Whether he’s pointing his camera at a brightly-painted emergency door or an old petrol station, George’s snaps prove just how photogenic bricks and concrete can be.

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Dive Right Into LA’s Candy-Coloured Sublime At George Byrne’s Latest Show

Urban List
Emma O'Neill
11 Feb 2019

Based in LA, George Byrne was born and bred Sydney and says that since he began exhibiting with Woollahra's OLSEN Gallery three years ago, “my experience of coming home has been completely transformed. I feel a part of things more. I love coming home.”

I spoke to the artist in Clovelly, reclining in the glow of a post-coastal walk and swim and on the day he is set to open his show, Post Truth at OLSEN.

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GEORGE BYRNE | ARTIST PROFILE

Artist Profile
February 2019

LA-based Australian artist George Byrne creates photographic abstractions of urban geometry. Through his cubist approach to form and line, Byrne reassembles the American cityscape into ascetic compilations of colour and shape. Artist Profile caught up with the artist while he was in Sydney for his show ‘Post Truth’ at Olsen Gallery.

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George Byrne's Post Truth

Monster Children
Erin Bromhead
February 4, 2019

Sydney-born, LA-based photographer George Byrne has returned to our shores with his new exhibition, Post Truth.

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George Byrne: Post Truth

Australian Traveller
Culture | What's on
February 2019

Until February 17

GEORGE BYRNE: POST TRUTH

OLSEN GALLERY , SYDNEY, NSW

Presenting a new series of works by the Sydney-born LA-based artist that reassembles the American urban landscape in photographic collages of colour and form.


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UNSW alumni Olsen and Ormandy stepping forward as the artists they are

UNSW, Art & Design
9 January 2019

Louise Olsen recalls drawing with lipsticks during one of her first art classes as a young child.

Her parents, award-winning painter John Olsen and artist Valerie Strong, ran The Bakery Art School in Paddington, and Louise remembers attending the “quite exuberant” life drawing classes.

“I remember in one class, my dad said, ‘Look at this kid’s drawing’ and I was feeling so proud of myself because there were all of these big students, all drawing around me,” the UNSW alumna and Dinosaur Designs co-creator says.

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Surfacing: The art of Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy

Art Monthly, Issue 313
Michael Fitzgerald
Summer 2018-19

The oozing amoebic forms, fashioned from resin, that have become signature pieces from Sydney's Dinosaur Designs since the mid-1980s, always seemed to signal a desire to transform into something else. As have their City Art Institute-trained creators, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, who established the iconic brand with Liane Rossler in 1985. Now the pair's lesser-known artistic oeuvre, drawn from a shared 30-year studio practice and on display at the Newscastle Art Gallery until 17 February 2019, reveals a modernith aesthetic as seemingly simple and slippery as those early resin forms, moving from intimate and ethereal studies in watercolour and oil (Olsen) to tumescent totemic sculpture and three-dimensional collage (Ormandy).

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UNBROKEN

Belle Property Magazine
Margaret Quilter
Issue 22 | 2018

Sophie Cape’s unusual path to life as an artist is also her biggest asset.

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Art in Force

Grazia
Nicholas Carolan
2018

"Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, two artists behind Dinosaur Designs whose three-decade creative partnership is the subject of a new exhibition, dissect each other's practice." 

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En VOGUE Calandario

Vogue Spain
2018

Louise Olsen features in VOGUE spain, to discuss her current exhibition 'OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force' in collaboration with Stephan Ormandy at The Newcastle Art Gallery. 


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Laura Jones in conversation with Anne Ryan, AGNSW

November 2018

Laura Jones in conversation with Anne Ryan, Curator from the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Speaking at her exhibition of Works on Paper at OLSEN Gallery Annexe, November 2018 Part 1 of 2.

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Sophie Cape at OLSEN Gallery opening

November 2018

Sophie Cape at the opening of her latest exhibition Maelstrom, November 2018 Part 1 of 2

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Rhys Lee: Good Boy and Kevin Bourgeois: Wall of Sound

The Brooklyn Rail
Jonathan Goodman
November 19, 2018

 In these two shows gallery visitors have the opportunity to view two very different, but very gifted artists. Rhys Lee is an Australian artist in his early forties; this show examples a series of paintings based on a 1970s New York City subway cartoon, made by graffiti artist Mitch 77, of an orange Pluto (the cartoon dog) wearing white gloves and a blue bowtie. Kevin Bourgeois is a New York-based, musically oriented artist whose work here consists of record jackets assembled with pieces taken from different covers.

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