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Marie Hagerty and Peter Vandermark Exhibition Reception:
 April 17, 6–8pm 
 Exhibition: April 16, 2019 – May 12, 2019

Olsen Gruin is pleased to present dual solo exhibitions featuring works by Australian artists Marie Hagerty and Peter Vandermark. The exhibitions will be opened with an introduction by Dr. Anne Summers. Hagerty’s collection, titled The Edge, comprises large acrylic and oil paintings. Her works bend the surface of the canvas by creating space where there is none and thereby superseding the canvas itself. At first glance, the viewer is transfixed by oblong configurations of reds, blues, browns, and greys that are implicated in a two-dimensional landscape of organic configured movement. Further concentration reveals plane upon plane of


depth within the painting. Through a mastering of contour and shadow, Hagerty creates a multiplanar world the viewer can nearly jump into. Peter Vandermark’s series of works on display includes 10 geometric, sculptural imaginings of humanity’s interaction with space and the built environment. This group of abstract threedimensional works is composed of timber along with painted and mirrored acrylic. Stemming from a commentary on the modernist desire to integrate both life and art, these geometric and reflective pieces render a unique spatial experience for the viewer. For Vandermark, the relationship between the work and viewer is a private and intimate experience. Simultaneously, Vandermark’s sculptures are models of architectural landscapes; creating an abstracted and interior landscape of wanderlust. In a designed and curated modern world, Vandermark’s work analyses the evolution of humanity’s interaction with scale, dimensions and textures of inhabitation.

Marie Hagerty (b. 1964) is a Sydney born artist who shifted to Canberra about 30 years ago and has been working primarily as a painter. Hagerty has a very effective and curiously unusual hybrid approach, both in her techniques of painting, employing traditional oils and modern acrylic, as well as in her conceptual framework. She seamlessly combines within a non-figurative composition seemingly figurative elements realized within a high degree of verisimilitude to surfaces and textures. Above all, her paintings display a high degree of visual intelligence in their subtle play of push and pull optics across the sensuous rolling surface. In recent years her paintings have been included in curated and invitational exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and the Canberra Museum. Hagerty is represented by Olsen Gallery in Sydney and Karen Woodbury Gallery in Melbourne. Peter Vandermark (b. 1960) is a Melbourne born artist interested in the evolution of humanity’s interaction with an increasingly artificial and curated world. "It is one of Vandermark's strengths as a sculptor that he absorbs and explores the entirety of the designed three-dimensional world, rather than only having a dialogue with the past fine art sculpture. His interests are in the domestic, the urban, the architectural, the mechanical, the semiotic (signs and signage), and even the way in which spoken language can manifest as a ‘solid’ which impacts upon the world."


For further information please contact the gallery at info@olsengruin.com or at +1.646.525.6213. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.


Marie Hagerty + Peter Vandermark, 2019

Marie Hagerty Blue Ubu, 2019 Oil and acrylic on canvas 61.8 x 53.9 " (157 x 137 cm) 55964 $10,700


Marie Hagerty Blue Blooded, 2016 Oil and acrylic on canvas 59.8 x 109.8 " (152 x 279 cm) 55988 $17,000


Marie Hagerty Cardinal, 2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas 61.8 x 53.9 " (157 x 137 cm) 55965 $10,700


Marie Hagerty Baluba III, 2019 Oil and acrylic on canvas 33.9 x 26 " (86 x 66 cm) 55966 $4,700


Marie Hagerty Babushka, 2018 Oil and acrylic on board 15.7 x 11 " (40 x 28 cm) 55967 $2,200


Marie Hagerty Baluba II, 2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas 47.6 x 31.5 " (121 x 80 cm) 55975 $6,100


Marie Hagerty Baluba I, 2016 Oil and acrylic on canvas 61.8 x 53.9 " (157 x 137 cm) 55976 $10,700


Marie Hagerty Orange and Black, 2018 Oil and acrylic on board 15.7 x 15.7 " (40 x 40 cm) 55980 $2,600


Marie Hagerty Masquerade, 2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas 76 x 39 " (193 x 99 cm) 55962 $9,300


Marie Hagerty Mantilla, 2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas 76 x 39 " (193 x 99 cm) 55963 $9,300


Marie Hagerty Bluff, 2018 Oil and acrylic on canvas 76 x 39 " (193 x 99 cm) 55974 $9,300


Marie Hagerty Bishop, 2018 Oil and acrylic on board 16.1 x 12.2 " (41 x 31 cm) 55977 $2,500


Marie Hagerty Pawn, 2018 Oil and acrylic on board 16.1 x 12.2 " (41 x 31 cm) 55978 $2,500


Marie Hagerty Dumbbell, 2019 Oil and acrylic on board 14.2 x 11 " (36 x 28 cm) 55979 $2,200


Marie Hagerty Bound, 2018 Oil and acrylic on board 13.8 x 11 " (35 x 28 cm) 55981 $2,200


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Red & Black, 2016 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 13.8 x 10.6 x 5.5 " (35 x 27 x 14 cm) 55968 $2,200


Peter Vandermark Gazer Blue & Brown , 2018 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 35.4 x 8.3 x 26.8 " (90 x 21 x 68 cm) 55969 $3,200


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Fracture, 2019 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 15.7 x 13.4 x 7.1 " (40 x 34 x 18 cm) 55970 $3,600


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Yellow & Grey, 2019 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 34.3 x 12.6 x 5.5 " (87 x 32 x 14 cm) 55971 $3,600


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Black & Red, 2019 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 29.5 x 18.9 x 10.6 " (75 x 48 x 27 cm) 55972 $3,600


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Black & White, 2019 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 30.3 x 21.7 x 8.7 " (77 x 55 x 22 cm) 55973 $3,600


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Black & Blue, 2017 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 8.3 x 5.9 x 3.1 " (21 x 15 x 8 cm) 55982 $1,300


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Red & Grey, 2015 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 10.4 x 5.9 x 3.5 " (26.5 x 15 x 9 cm) 55983 $2,200


Peter Vandermark Shoegazer Pink & Grey, 2014 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 26.8 x 13.8 x 7.1 " (68 x 35 x 18 cm) 55984 $3,200


Peter Vandermark Predestination Blue & Brown, 2018 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 6.5 x 17.3 x 6.7 " (16.5 x 44 x 17 cm) 55985 $2,200


Peter Vandermark Predestination Black & White, 2017 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 17.7 x 18.9 x 6.7 " (45 x 48 x 17 cm) 55986 $2,500


Peter Vandermark Predestination White & Red, 2017 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic 3.9 x 13 x 6.3 " (10 x 33 x 16 cm) 55987 $2,500


Peter Vandermark Predestination: Observatories I, II, III, 2017 Timber, acrylic paint and mirrored acrylic Maximum height 27 cm dimensions vary 55989 $2,500 each $6,500 for set

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