SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Saturday 5 May 2012
“Amanda Marburg has an unusual technique for making art. After modelling small-scale figures in Plasticine, she then carefully copies the works with oils on to canvas….. Her new exhibition explores the frankly pervy world of ‘70s skin mags, including female and male nudes, erotic poses and real sex…The exhibition is weird, for adults only - and utterly compelling” - Andrew Frost,
“Amanda Marburg’s endearingly odd portrait of cryptic crossword creator David Astle came within a hair’s breadth of winning last year’s Archibald Prize…. Her trademark technique - moulding her subjects into Plasticine models that she then paints on canvas - to the idea of the nude, giving distance, and intelligence to this most intimate of forms.” - Michael Fitzgerald
AMANDA MARBURG REVIEWS
Marking the Path to Corporeal Pleasures
On show until Saturday 26 May 2012
To view exhibition online click here AMANDA MARBURG .
Image (top left, top right): Studio shot; Julia 2012 (cropped)
JANE BURTON BOOK LAUNCH
Jane Burton’s Other Stories is a collection of photographs that are intended to be experienced as a series of loose associations rather than determined narratives. Structured with five chapters like a fairy-tale collection, each series is toned in a different colour - reminiscent of old photographic processes and hand-colouring techniques. The atmosphere common to all the stories is cinematic and dreamlike. Saturated with colour (peach-sepia, red, viridian green, lavender, and blue), each has its own emotional pitch and temperature; the ‘story’ is non-linear, non-literal, falling instead between remembrance, hallucination, and fantasy. Whether depicting a figure, landscape, interior, or object, the photographs are imbued with a weight of meaning and emotional intensity. The landscapes are rendered as symbolic and psychological – places imagined, felt, remembered, rather than actual or specific. The female figure depicted, a character that moves through the stories, an animating presence, more ghost than definitive persona.
To view more of Jane’s work online click here
Hard copy available for $55 (inc postage and handling)