The Gallery is closed from 14 December 2021 until 1 February 2022 for the holiday season.
The Paint and Sip Studio stays open during the holiday season.
All My Yesterdays
***The Gallery is closed from 14 December 2021 until 1 February 2022 for the holiday season.***
During the gallery’s closure time, you can view this exhibition online and through the gallery’s windows.
We are happy to arrange a private viewing if you are interested in purchasing a piece and prefer to see it in-person.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] for any enquiries.
Luka von Fuhrmann
2 – 19 February 2022
Thursday, 3 February 6:30-8:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Closed on public holidays
My Australian 3 exhibition collection was created at the beginning of COVID19 Pandemic lockdown in March 2020
“der Anfang” (the beginning) was shown in March 2021 at ANDY R ART SPACE and was the birth of my new self as an artist with influences from my mother & Warhol.
“die Mitte“ (the middle) was shown at RED GALLERY in December 2021 & this was a small exhibition of pieces that was created through a darkness of time & thought during lockdown
“das Ende” (the end) will be exhibited LADDER ART SPACE in February 2022 and will not only start a new year but is the final chapter of the artists time in Melbourne
It’s a group of work that shows my innermost feelings and experiences that I have endured whilst I have grown in Melbourne
“I make visual memoirs of my life” LvF
My art journey is a very recent one, having been drawn to the art world after the passing of the most important person in my life. I want to remain close to her every day and want her to know what I’m thinking, for which my art is the vessel.
My version of POP ART uses a mix of photography and montage and is merely a reflection of my day-to-day thoughts, beliefs of what goes on in my mind, as well as my perception of the world around me.
Portraits of influencers and political abominations, in conjunction with my deepest thoughts, form the underlining narrative used throughout my past & ongoing work.
My beliefs are strong, fast, and straightforward and a lot of my work is very personal as if I’m sharing parts of my diary with the audience.
Colour & storytelling is important.
My images invite you to immerse yourself in the creative narratives happening before your eyes.
24 February – 12 March 2022
Thursday, 24 February 6:30-8:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Closed on public holidays4
Carlos’s represents in his artworks an investigation between chromatics and the integration between linear patterns, based on different composition techniques where carlos has developed the series: linear rhythmic, concentric rhythmic and aurora rhythmic. The result is given where the colour appears and fades to another colour through the visual rhythm. This creates an optical illusion in which everything static becomes a movement in which colours that do not exist in the composition can appear.
The style of visual art in which works are investigated and depicted with the use of optical illusions is called Op-art. They usually cause the viewer the impression of movement, of the existence of hidden or non-existent images or colours.
8 – 24 September 2021, G1
Thursday, 9 September 6:30-8:30 pm
An unfolding love-story revealed through a poetic narrative of personal writings and unique hand-raised copper vessels. Exploring romance, aesthetic pleasure and the singular beauty of form, each inspired work reflects upon the intimate relationship that forever exists between artist and conceived object.
Influenced by John Keats lauded romantic poem Ode to a Grecian Urn (1820), Behold Me reflects the inherent themes of revelation and delight aligned to a sense of secret knowledge, hidden meanings, and unadorned beauty, paradoxically contained within seemingly simple, yet unfathomable vessels of significance.
Each auratic object created specifically for ‘Behold Me’ embodies personal histories and contains the enduring elements of love, labour, beauty and truth. Through a channel of letters, poems and personal writings, viewers are given the opportunity to explore the quiet and unseen elements that are hidden and concealed beneath the silent, tactile, exterior surfaces of the vessel, initially gazed upon by the viewer.
Xinyi Liu (Luna)
8 – 24 September 2021, G2
Thursday, 9 September 6:30-8:30 pm
The moment when I look at a green chili in the supermarket, it transforms, from an ordinary vegetable to something very curious and captivating. That moment of encounter and transformation, is where this body of work starts. It is very much about wandering, mentally and physically, intuitive decisions, and chance.
The subjects of this series of drawings are all based on the fruits and vegetables I found interesting during my “supermarket wanders”. When making works, I am always more drawn to non-human subjects. They are less confronting and very generous. Unlike humans, they allow us to look directly, curiously, and sometimes even obsessively. And responding to our gaze, they also look back, inviting us to wonder, and imagine. Through such exchange of gaze, submerged, sometimes ineffable feelings and thoughts get to surface, and when they do, I try to capture them through drawing.
The reason why I go on such wanders and make works this way is very much like the Dadaists and Surrealists. While society stresses us very much to understand through logic, and to justify with reasons, I think the unconscious and illogical are often overlooked. Thus, instead of making a statement and convey a certain meaning through my works, I want my images to be very open. I hope people can look at my drawings not with logical minds nor through analytical lenses, but with their hearts, and through curious and naïve eyes.
Elevating the Forgotten
The inspiration for Kitty Calvert’s unique assemblage sculptures, comes from a love of vintage and a desire to re-use and recycle unique pieces of discarded treasure, evoking cherished memories of childhood and making new cool stuff out of old cool stuff.
We invite the viewer to reflect on the concept of waste in the world, of recycling that waste into a new form and the potential journey each individual piece has made to its final resting place inside the sculpture. In today’s world where things are designed with obsolescence in mind, we find there is a hankering for things that last.
With the sculptures, we have given the treasure a new life. Seeing the pieces recycled, revived and restored, reimagined, reborn and reinvigorated in a way that brings new joy to a new audience.
No two sculptures are the same, each unique piece has been left in its original found state and speaks to the individual of many things. Our aim is that the sculptures give you fond memories of simpler times and transport you on your own magical journey of memory.
Kitty’s wish is to delight her audience with mischievous frivolity and quirky humor.
The Gallery is closed from 14 December 2021 for the holiday season till 1 February 2022.
Paint and Sip Studios stay open during the holiday season.
The team at Ladder Art Space would like to thank you for your ongoing support throughout 2021 and wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
For any inquiries during this time please contact us at [email protected]
We will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
81 Denmark St, Kew VIC 3101
Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6 pm
Saturday 11 – 6 pm or 3 pm on last weekend for de-install
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings by appointment
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