PIERMARQ* is thrilled to be presenting two of our most accomplished and exciting artists at Sydney Contemporary this year!
12 - 15 September, 2019
Booth A13, Carriageworks
DOUG ARGUE (b. 1962, Minnesota, USA)
Please join us for a Q&A with Doug Argue and PIERMARQ* director Justin Callanan
Friday 13th September, 7:30pm
PIERMARQ* booth A13
JORDY KERWICK (b. 1982, Melbourne, AU)
In the last two years Jordy Kerwick has exhibited in (to name a few) Paris, Copenhagen, London, Sydney, LA, Hamburg, New York, Tokyo & San Francisco. In February this year Kerwick moved to Albi, in Southern France, with his wife, artist Rachael McCully and their two young children.
Kerwick has in recent years amassed an obsessive international audience. His paintings are often an immediate response to this frenzy. By referencing the symbols and motifs of his favourite modern artists (Twombly, Motherwell, Frankenthaler) he comments on the sudden reverence of new artists in the age of Instagram.
For Sydney Contemporary Kerwick will further this investigation into arbitrary worship, creating a shrine to “The Painting”, complete with sacrificial items which will satirise the cliched accoutrement of the modern artist.
Kerwick is best known for his still life paintings, which often feature graphic, naively-painted pot plants upon stacks of books, the spines of which act as both compositional tools and as biographical references of cultural and personal significance.
“In many ways, my still life paintings are very autobiographical and encapsulate my rawness and flawed traits as a person. My abstract works are a raw, textural response to my surroundings.” - Jordy Kerwick