eX de Medici

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FINAL WEEKEND

19/06/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Until this Sunday 24 June 2018

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NOW ON

06/06/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
Until 24 June 2018

"Beneath each work is a sequence of tally marks, every black stroke indicating a 16-to-18-hour day spent on its creation. In the beginning, de Medici kept this count like a prisoner might. 'When I started, it was a torture to me. Then I grew to love it.'" - eX de Medici in conversation with Akshita Nanda in The Straits Times, 30 May 2018.

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READ

30/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
The Straits Times
Artist eX de Medici paints brutal violence in a gentle medium
by Akshita Nanda

"A very important aspect of my work is you can't get an eye and the brain behind an eye if you assault it," she says. "Watercolour is a device. I openly explored it and exploited it to my ends, but I wanted to make beautiful things as well." - eX de Medici

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INVITATION

20/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
25 May - 24 June 2018

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist eX de Medici. eX de Medici's richly ornamented work interrogates the politics of power and gender relations. Working in the demanding medium of watercolour, often on an unusally monumental scale, de Medici's practice engages with politico-economic systems of control and the ways in which there are constructed and distributed through violence. de Medici will present a medium-defying seven-meter-long watercolour from the 2017 series Spies Like Us featuring CCTV encrusted telephone towers, and new "Smithereens" paintings, a series from which the exhibition takes its title. This exhibition extends de Medici's exploration of corporate morality, mass surveillance, data collection and the consequences that accompany the abuse of authority. Art, says de Medici, has no ability to make a difference, but we must raise the alarm. If we don't we are complicit.

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COMING UP

15/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
25 May - 24 June 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist, eX de Medici.

The watercolours in Smithereens draw on key themes in de Medici's work, exemplified by the panoramic tableaus. Alive to the dangers of governmental control in an increasingly digitised world, she realises our worst nightmares in Spies Like Us (2016), replete with a nest of mobile phone towers, and a cluster of ominously dispassionate surveillance cameras. I killed her with my club (2017) finds her in familiar territory, with the language of flower painting hard up against emblems of power and death. Amongst a field of floral motifs lie deadly rounds of 'expanded ammunition'. Devised to unfurl on impact, the bullets rip through flesh, the spent cartridges bearing an uncanny resemblance to flowers.

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GO SEE

23/10/2017

Romancing the Skull
including ex de Medici and Sam Jinks
Art Gallery of Ballarat | Until 28 January 2018

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COMING UP

17/08/2017

SULLIVAN+STRUMPF MELBOURNE POP-UP
44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
24 - 26 August | Opening Hours 12-5pm
Opens 24 August, 6pm

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eX de Medici Rothschildren Arrows 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 123cm

CONGRATULATIONS

16/07/2016

eX de Medici
Finalist
2016 Rockhampton Gold Award
23 July — 4 September
Rockhampton Art Gallery

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ON VIEW NOW

14/05/2016

TONY ALBERT, EX DE MEDICI, ALASDAIR MACINTYRE
WAR - A Playground Perspective
14 May - 14 August 2016
Armory Gallery, Newington
Open weekends only

This exhibition will explore and interrogate our understanding of war and draw on the work of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.  Curated by Allan Giddy and Nick Vickers, it will feature paintings, installations and digital media projections, and will utilise both the Armory Gallery and Building 20, the Armory’s original 19th century gunpowder magazine.

A Playground Perspective neither condemns nor condones the conditions of war.

The proximity of bunker and gallery to the new playground facility at The Armory offers a perfect counterpoint for an exhibition that has a lot in common with the playground and an underlying theme which is, of course, much more onerous.

A Playground Perspective provides the opportunity for artists to seriously examine an aspect of human nature that is deeply embedded in our communal psyche – territorialism.

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eX de Medici Eat Me Golden Fleece 2014 15

CLOSING SOON

15/01/2016

eX de Medici
Sour Crude
Murray Art Museum, Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury
Closing Sunday 24 January 

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eX de Medici Big Fantasy M16 2015 watercolour on paper 114 x 214cm website

READ

22/12/2015

eX DE MEDICI
The National Gallery of Australia
Shotgun Wedding Dress 
Now on view

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eX de Medici Small America Bombs over us Mister Mayhem2014 15

COMING UP

15/12/2015

eX DE MEDICI
Sour Crude
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury
17 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

Sour Crude is eX de Medici's first solo show in three years.

It combines swirling, psychedelic colours and delicate brushstrokes - the legacy of the artist's acclaimed tattooing practice - to expose modern-day forces such as corruption, consumerism and corporate greed.

Oil, the slippery substance that fuels the cars we buy and the wars we fight,plays an unseen role in our lives. For eX de Medici, the Canberra-based artist who's spent the past three decades making impossibly intricate paintings that explore the power structures that hold us captive, it's also a metaphor for her newest body of work.

First shown at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney Sour Crude forms part of MAMA's commercial gallery partnership that brings the most recent movements in contemporary art to Albury.

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eX de Medici Small Oil Exxon Mobil 2014 15 watercolour on paper 50 x 50cm

REVIEW

10/07/2015

EX DE MEDICI
SOUR CRUDE
Sullivan+Strumpf
27 June - 18 July

REVIEWS:

Nicholas Forrest
BLOUIN ARTINFO
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Neha Kale
BROADSHEET
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eX de Medici Big Coal and Gas 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 138cm

READ

26/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
Art Guide Australia
23 June 2015

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eX de Medici Small Oil Exxon Mobil 2014 15 watercolour on paper 50 x 50cm

ATTEND

20/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
SOUR CRUDE
20 June - 18 July

OPENING SATURDAY 27 JUNE
Sullivan+Strumpf
3-5pm 


eX de Medici The Law Glock 2013 2014 watercolour and white gouche on paper 114 x 144.5cm

CONGRATULATIONS

16/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI

We are pleased to announce that eX de Medici has been selected as a finalist in the University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2015.

The idea of existing somewhere between entropy and transcendence is at the heart of the 2015 National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize. The $50,000 invitation-only, acquisitive prize is held by The University of Queensland every two years. The winning work is selected by an independent judge of national stature.

The exhibition will be curated by Michael Desmond and will be on display from 14 November 2015 - 13 March 20156

 


eX de Medici Big Fantasy M16 2015 watercolour on paper 114 x 214cm

READ

13/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
Australian Financial Review
10 June 2015

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eX de Medici Big Spies 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 110cm copy

COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF

12/06/2015

COMING UP

EX DE MEDICI 
Sour Crude
27 June - 18 July

Opening: Saturday 27 June, 3-5pm 

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eX de Medici Scorpions in a jar Kerman 2011 12 watercolour and gold leaf on paper 114 x 145cm Tony Albert Thatll teach you to point bone at me 2014 acrylic on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm 1

GO SEE

25/03/2015

Guarding The Home Front
Casula Powerhouse
20 March - 17 May 2015

Including:

TONY ALBERT
EX DE MEDICI 


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