The Star, Sydney is celebrating the launch of a new conceptual art space: the Michael Reid Art Bar. This innovative place with dual personality is a contemplative gallery during the day, then transforms into a lively bar once the sun goes down. As part of their opening festivities, the gallery is hosting a special exhibition, boom booma kaleidoscope of works featuring three extraordinary artists: Kate Rohde, Gerwyn Davies and Samuel Hodge.
Kate Rohde is a jeweler, sculptor and creator of natural wonders. Working with polyurethane resin, Rohde constructs beautifully grotesque multi-colored marvels that resemble fantastical corals or psychedelic creatures.
Gerwyn Davies designs outrageous and utterly impractical sculptural costumes. Embracing homosexuality in unbridled freedom of expression, Davies uses unconventional materials and plenty of imagination, creating stunning badges that range from giant anime-style characters to illusion-inducing patterns and shapes to shimmers, ready for the parade. wear.
Samuel Hodge’s work is flat and mounted on a wall but gives the impression that it envelops you completely. In collages of layered graphics, Hodge’s installations are expansive, absorbing and hypnotic.
These three incredible artists will be featured in boom boom until September 18. The gallery will offer a new exhibition every four to six weeks.
Michael Reid is a highly respected art dealer, born and raised in Australia, and dedicated to representing Australian art and artists. His gallery in Berlin is at the forefront of exhibiting and selling contemporary and indigenous Australian art. The flagship Chippendale Gallery, as well as galleries in the Northern Beaches, Southern Highlands and Murrurundi feature unique local artists in a range of disciplines.
The Star’s new Michael Reid Art Bar offers an augmented sensual experience. Once the sun goes down, the shakers come out and you can sit and chat about abstract expressionism over an espresso martini.
If the visual feast has whetted your appetite, a menu of bites is available including hot marinated olives, sourdough ham, foie gras with pane carasau and a cheese platter with honeycomb, strawberry and a log of nut.
All the senses satisfied.