Op: Majed Fayad | Genevieve Felix Reynolds + Meagan Streader

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Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14, 37 Swanston Street
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-03-08
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Opening night: Thursday 8 March, 6 - 8 pm Exhibition dates: 7 - 24 March 2018 | FLY, SKY HIGH… DUBAI | Majed Fayad "Fly, Sky High... Dubai" is an extension of Majed Fayad's previous work about the clash of the Western and the Middle Eastern cultures. Taking a highly visual approach to the consumerism and capitalism invading the East, Fayad will construct an interior of a highly recommended Arab airline based in the Middle East The installation of the Emirates flight lounge at BLINDSIDE examines the impact on the marketing world of globalization through western consumerism. Majed Fayad is a Melbourne based artist who has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Fayad's creative practices address the differences between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures by clashing the cultures with a strong focus on consumerism, westernised ideologies and current popular culture.

Majed Fayad has presented solo and group exhibitions at Kings Ari; Seventh Gallery and the Union Hotel, Melbourne. He has created public artwork for Pridham Plaza in partnership with Moonee Valley Council and was a finalist in the Majlis Scholarship Exhibition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in 2014. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 15-25 Feb 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV. --- | 579X425X337 | Genevieve Felix Reynolds + Meagan Streader Meagan Streader and Genevieve Felix Reynolds share a preoccupation with three dimensional space and architecture. This concern is explored in diverse but formally related ways - Streader focuses on light; accessible voids, physical but ephemeral. Felix Reynolds tackles the painting tradition, experimenting in two and three dimensions, with canvas shape and placement.

Both artists utilise the language of Euclidian geometry to communicate distinctions between digital, virtual space and physical experience. Paying respects to the traditions of Modernism and Minimalism, both artists generate works that acknowledge, prohibit or re-evaluate the physical gallery space, while flirting with the distinction between the mathematically perfect and the handmade. Faced with the digital abstraction of contemporary society, Genevieve Felix Reynolds responds with the abstraction of objects and space in an exploration of the impact of contemporary technologies on painting. The mythos of classical art and architecture anchors her image making; contrasting the weight of historic objects against efficient, reproducible technologies and the pleasure-seeking immediacy of our post-internet generation.

Abstractions of artefacts are framed as objects of new idolisation. Refreshed and disembodied in paint, they simultaneously crave and mock a slower, simpler platonic era. Reynolds graduated from the Queensland College of Art (QCP) with first class honours in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Chasm Gallery, New York, Michael Reid, Murrurundi, The Brisbane Powerhouse and Nicholas Thompson, Melbourne. She has been the recipient of several awards and grants including the Godfrey River’s Medal and an Art Start Grant, and was recently a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Artist Award and the Fisher’s Ghost Award. She is currently director of the artist-run gallery Wellington Street Projects in Sydney. Meagan Streader’s work pushes the limits of light within sculpture and installation.

Streader manipulates, reinterprets and extends upon the boundaries of constructed spaces. Through site-specific interventions, her multidimensional use of light re-orientates the viewer’s relationship to the pre-existing architecture and scale of a given space. In this way, Streader’s work reveals the pervasive role of light in governing physical and social navigations of fabricated spaces. Currently based in Melbourne, Australia. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 15-25 Feb 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.

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