VANDAL & ART PHARMACY PRESENT "SOMEWHERE BETWEEN"
AN EXHIBITION BY ARIELLA FRIEND, JOI MURUGAVELL & MARNIE ROSS
VIP Opening Exhibition:
Date: Thur 29 June
Date: 29 June - 7 August
Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
16-30 vine st redfern
Join us for a night of Art, Wine & Cheese!
Three artists meet in a bar. Their conversation culminates in ‘Somewhere Between’, an exhibition inspired by commonalities, where similar professional paths have led to the making of artists with a common purpose– to reflect the world around them through their own distinctive visual languages.
By combining drawing, cutting, painting and layering with the bold use of colour, ‘Somewhere Between’ is an intersection between the artists, their work and the physical gallery space.
Through the exploration of the dualities the real and imagined and the tiny and monumental, a dynamic body of work that includes painting, illustration, installation and sculpture has been created.
‘Somewhere Between”: Interview with artists Ariella Friend, Joi Murugavell & Marnie Ross
In the lead up to their joint exhibition ‘Somewhere Between’, Art Pharmacy writer, Joey Hespe, sat down with artists Ariella Friend, Joi Murugavell and Marnie Ross. They talk what inspires them to create, alter egos, and what we can expect from their show at Vandal Gallery late this month.
Have you always been interested in art?
AF: I was always busy making things as a child but didn’t really have a serious interest in art until adulthood.
JM: Yeah, drawing is one of my earliest memories. I didn’t know it was art though. I didn’t know much about art, artists or the art world till I was in my late teens. I often wish it remained that way as outside influence can be a pain in the ass.
MR: I’ve always been creative and interested in art but I only started pursuing Fine Art seriously after completing a Master of Art, as a mature aged student. I previously had a career in Graphic Design.
Do you have an alter ego or do you moonlight as anything other than an artist?
AF: I am officially a full time artist these days. I balance this with being a mum to two young kids.
JM: A studious geek, who on average only ventures out of her home once every two weeks.
MR: I am a mum and I do the occasional Design job. I also run Little Things Art Prize which focuses on artists expressing gratitude and the little things that bring them joy.
What inspires your work?
AF: Anything from looking at the colours in the sky, to Instragram (is that bad?), to other amazing artists and creatives.
JM: Human Beings and Music (both deserve capitalisation, one is definitely a lot more fun).
MR: My work is inspired by tiny details found in nature and evolving shadow patterns created by light, time and movement. Printmaking processes also have a strong influence on my painting techniques encouraging layering and activation of the surface.