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‘The Genuine Anti-Cool’ – Backwoods Gallery

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Backwoods Gallery will be kicking off the 2015 calendar with a huge 5-year retrospective exhibition; ‘The Genuine Anti-Cool’ curated by Sean Carroll and featuring Backwoods artists.

The exhibition will also include some never before seen pieces. Featuring; Shun Kawakami, James Reka, Stabs, Miso, Ghostpatrol, Slicer, TwoOne, Shohei Otomo, Shohei Takasaki, Lush, Fred Fowler, Yusk Imai, Jun Inoue, Stephen Ives and Shida.

‘The Genuine Anti-Cool’ will be a unique insight into the current state of Australia’s maturing street art and urban contemporary scene. Backwoods Gallery will also be using the exhibition to present their latest book, ‘The Genuine Anti-Cool.’

Friday 6 February, 6pm. Backwoods Gallery.

‘A Study of Hair’ – Alexander Mitchell

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This September, Backwoods Gallery is proud to present ‘A Study of Hair’, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project.

The 2012 and 2013 exhibitions focused on two of the most important vectors of emotional communication: hands and eyes. This year’s theme, hair, is the most challenging of the series so far, and promises to generate an even more diverse range of interpretations.

This year’s artists will include C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA, Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell.

In its completed form, the ‘A Study Of…’ project will document over 350 artworks from all corners of the globe. The curator’s (Alexander Mitchell) intent is to create an historical source with enough breadth to contextualize a generation of artists, many of whom work primarily outside the framework of established institutions.

Damo managed to catch curator and contributor Alexander Mitchell for the down low…

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‘A Study of Hair’ – Backwoods Gallery, September 26th 2014

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Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from art history.

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AJ Fosik – Beast From A Foreign Land – Tokyo

AJ Fosik has created 12 sculptures that were delivered to 12 artists in Tokyo by Hellion Gallery for a unique collaboration project. Unlike AJ’s normal work, these pieces are unfinished and can be disassembled so that each artist can customize each individual piece of the sculpture. The result will be a unique collaboration between a stellar list of artists in Tokyo and one of Portland’s most well-known artists.

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Featuring collaborations with Imaone, Kaz, Hiro Kurata, Madsaki, Mhak, Nigamushi, Ryuichi Ogino, Tadaomi Shibuya, Shohei Otomo, Koichiro Takagi, Tenga, Usugrow and Yoshi47

HPGRP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan – Opening reception Friday, April 18th from 7 to 9pm (show closes Sunday May 11)

Hellion Gallery – www.helliongallery.com
HPGRP Gallery – www.hpgrpgallery.com
AJ Fosik – www.ajfosik.com
Imaone – www.imaone.com
Kaz – www.kaz-ao.info
Hiro Kurata – www.shiloku.com
Madsaki – www.madsaki.com
Mhak – www.mhak.jp
Nigamushi – www.nigamushi-tsuyoshi.com
Ryuichi Ogino – www.ryuichiogino.net
Tadaomi Shibuya – www.tadaomishibuya.blogspot.com
Shohei Otomo – www.hakuchi.jp
Koichiro Takagi – www.koichirotakagi.com
Yoshi47 – www.yoshi47.com
Usugrow – www.usugrow.com

Backwoods Interview – Alexander Mitchell

Backwoods Gallery, often referred to Australia’s best ‘street art’ gallery, sits in a quiet industrial back street of Collingwood (Victoria, Australia) at the end of a passageway just wide enough to fit a car. It is the stuff of art collectors’ dreams – regularly holding shows with artists from all over the globe.

Our man in Canberra, Damian Wardle, recently caught up with Backwoods Gallery driving force, Alexander Mitchell for an interview, here’s the latest word from the Melbourne studio.

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A Study Of Eyes

“A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”

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