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Focus on Photography: 7 Not-To-Be-Missed Solo Shows in New York

Galerie Magazine
Paul Laster
September 18, 2019

Contemporary photography is a major focus of the city’s September shows.

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Something Isn't Quite Right in George Byrne's Photographs

Surface
Ryan Waddoups
September 11, 2019

The Australian artist’s latest photo series, on display at Olsen Gruin in New York City, stitches together scenic collages of Los Angeles, Miami, and Sydney to create radiant, semi-fictional landscapes that feel slightly off.

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The Imagined Architecture of George Byrne's

Whitewall
Katy Donoghue
September 5, 2019

George Byrne's "Exit Vision" opens this week at Olsen Gruin in New York. The new series of work includes pastel photo-collages of images captured in Miami, Los Angeles, and Sydney - inspired by architecture, color, and culture.

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Artist You Need to Know: George Byrne

Art Zealous
Caitlin Confort
September 4, 2019

Art Zealous' Caitlin Confort sits down with artist George Byrne to discuss his photography practice, his collaborations with Soho House, and his newest exhibition at Olsen Gruin, Exit Vision.

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21 Gallery Shows You Won't Want to Miss in New York This Fall, From Amy Sherald's Star Turn to a Historic Cuban Artist's US Debut

Artnet News
Caroline Goldstein & Sarah Cascone
September 3, 2019

Artnet News highlights George Byrne: Exit Vision as a must see show this fall. 

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Creatures 3D Tour

August 2019

3D Tour of 'Creatures' 2019 Group Summer exhibition

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Drawn to Dusk - Artist Paul Davies puts his crafted LA work on show at Sydney

Australian Financial Review
Helen O'Neil
3 October 2015

Paul Davies cuts his stencils with the same kind of scalpel blade his ophthalmologist father uses to slice into eyes. The results are different of course. Davies junior's use of the scalpel is potentially far less messy and brings forth images that are apparently serene and seemingly two-dimensional. Yet the issue of redefining vision is the same. That is a theme that has defined this 36-year-old artist's career to this date. Born in Sydney, now living in Los Angeles, he often uses mid-20th-century modern architecture in his work yet says what is there is not what it seems.

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Paradise Lost: Paul Davies' Fictive California

Hyperallergic
Louis Bury
Saturday, June 8

The painter's depiction of breezy palm trees and picturesque mountain ranges contain eccentric, discordant details.

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Paul Davies: The Roaring Daze at Olsen Gruin

Whitehot Magazine
Kurt McVey
June 1, 2019

Davies, a Sydney, Australia native now living in Los Angeles, pulls his visual references heavily from legendary if not infamous architectural structures, which he personally documents using digital photography and later (often years later) renders up in his large-scale, pulpy (in the full Tarantino version of the word) acrylic on canvas paintings. The show also features one-off, sunset-pastel, long-exposure photograms as well as his minimal, hand-painted, laser cut sculptures. 

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Step Into Australian Desert Dreamtime at Olsen Gruin Gallery

LA Weekly
Jordan Riefe
May 10, 2019

Walk into Olsen Gruin Gallery in Culver City and step into another place and time. Surrounding viewers are what look like large-scale abstract expressionist paintings from the mid-century by mavericks who drank, cursed and smoked too much. But titles like "Mamungari ‘nya," "Ngura Pilti" and "Ngayuka mamaku ngura ini Makiri," all painted in 2018, are the first hint these might not be what they look like. In fact, they are figurative paintings by indigenous artists from Central Australia that constitute the dazzling new show, APY Lands LA: Central Desert Painters of Australia, through May 30 in Culver City. Presented in partnership with the Australian Consulate-General Los Angeles, it is the largest collection of Australian indigenous art ever shown in the Southland.

Featured image:  Taylor Cooper, "Malara: 1 Wanampi Tjukurpa" 2018. acrylic on linen, 59.8 x 48 inches

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Exhibition 3D Tour

April 2019

View 3D Tour of the APY Lands exhibition at Olsen Gruin

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YARITJI YOUNG + TJALA ARTS: APY LANDS

The Brooklyn Rail
Jonathan Goodman
April 12, 2019

Jonathan Goodman's Brooklyn Rail review of APY Lands explores Dreamtime paintings by Central Desert painters of Australia Yaritji Young, The Mitakiki Women's Collaborative and Sylvia Ken. These artists' aesthetic voice renders an ancient artistic tradition anew through exuberance and a freely expressed hand and holds an important place in the global artistic continuum. The energies and vibrancy of the paintings echo throughout the exhibition.

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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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2018 Art Basel Guide To The Best Events You Won't Easily Find

The Aspiring Gentleman
Andrew Nackton
December 3, 2018

Miami’s 2018 Art Basel festival is upon us this starting this week which just so happens to be where we live. That makes us self-proclaimed “Art Basel Experts” and now it’s time to listen up. We’re not going to send you to anything not worthy of an ‘Aspiring Gentleman’. Take notes and fill up you 2018 Art Basel schedule wisely.

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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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A Good Boy and a Wall of Sound at Olsen Gruin Gallery

Quiet Lunch
Kurt McVey
November 14, 2018

There isn’t much time left to catch one of the best two-person shows on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, or more accurately, two unique, but not so disparate exhibitions; Kevin Bourgeois’ Wall of Sound and Rhys Lee’s Good Boy, both seamlessly coexisting inside Olsen Gruin Gallery and coming down Sunday, November 18th.

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"Wall of Sound" by Kevin Bourgeois at Olsen Gruin, New York

BLOUIN ARTINFO
October 24, 2018

Self-taught artist Kevin Bourgeois' solo exhibition, "Wall of Sound" features a curated selection of conceptual record jacket collages that present visuals inspired by Phil Spector's philosophies on sound mixing.

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'Rhys Lee: Good Boy' at Olsen Gruin, New York

BLOUIN ARTINFO
October 24, 2018

Melbourne-based painter Rhys Lee comes from a background of street art. His latest, vibrant oil paintings featuring abstracted graffiti-inspired figures in sumptuous "gelato colors" grace the walls of Olsen Gruin in the current solo exhibition, "Good Boy," on view through November 18.

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Soho House DTLA Warehouse to Feature Original Paul Davies Mural

The Hollywood Reporter
Jordan Riefe
October 19, 2018

Paul Davies is selected to paint a 17x7 foot mural at the Soho House's new DTLA Warehouse set to open in spring 2019.

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