SCS member Nikolaus Dolman has a new show opening tomorrow called 'FEEL GOOD, REPEAT' at Firstdraft Gallery in Sydney.
Feel Good, Repeat: an exploration into the Western lifestyle economy and culture.
Consumer stereotyping is based on the idea that people connect ownership with particular products and belonging to a certain social group. Products hold symbolic meaning; brands play a role in determining self-identity.
We process information at a rapid rate, constantly storing and categorising – we engage in collective consumption in order to gain social acceptance. The impression we want to reflect upon others is influenced by the collected ideals squeezed from constant engagement and the proliferation of platforms. The imagery is infinite. The demand is high.
Feel Good Repeat is a deconstruction of compositions from commercial materials that subvert the obsessions and repetition of advertising. This ongoing investigation explores and questions the Western lifestyle economy and culture by drawing on the conventions of contemporary mass media.
The shop front window display is idealistic, influencing and determining a stereotype by its seductive nature. Feel Good, Repeat destabilises these structural patterns, imitative desires and fictional realities and draws attention to our current systems of social identity.
By adopting metaphors of mainstream representation the work analyses the aspirations of contemporary living within its multiplicity of excessive information. Using familiar surfaces and the manipulation of imagery to explore such obsessive and repetitive qualities involved with our image in the public realm.
See you at the show! More details here
The team at SCS are stoked to team up with Work Shop this June when we run 'A Night of Cut and Paste'! The three-hour evening workshop will provide you with the practical skills and techniques used to make analog collages. We provide al lthe material and Young Henrys is providing the drinkd. It's all happening on Friday the 9th of June. Get your tickets today as this ones gonna sell out! Get your tickets here:
"Unlike many things in modern society, there are no second chances collaging with glue. It takes preparation, concentration, and plenty of patience to get everything glued down just right."
NEW #scsdowntime with US artist Garrett Blad 🇺🇸👌🏻
This Wednesday we're putting on a show! CUT IT OUT! 2 is a group exhibition featuring 9 Sydney based collage artists. The collection of work will explore the different techniques and styles used by each artist.
***One night only***
Opening drinks from 6PM - Goodspace, LVL 1, 115 Regent St, Chippendale
Wednesday 8th Feb, 2017.
We hope to see you on the night!
"Glue sticks are for grade school kids. If you want to sell your art, develop strategies for gluing it with a serious adhesive so the work won’t pop off once it’s been sold."
Canadian collage artist Danielle Cole aka @girlsanddinosaurs tells it how it is in our last #scsdowntime for 2016! 🙀💯💥🤘🏻🔥
"love everything about collage. I love the creative process of telling a visual story. Every image that I pick has a story I want to tell."
SCS DOWNTIME w/ Dutch artist Hagar Vardimon! 🇳🇱🤘🏻
SCS has three artists in 'Salon de Sydney', a large-scale group show at aMBUSH Gallery.
Liz Peniazeva, Nikolaus Dolman and Kubi Vasak were chosen to join over 60 artists that will take part in the show, including well-known artists like Ben Frost, Anthony Lister, James Jirat Patradoon, Liam Ambrose and Holly Greenwood.
Opening drinks are this Friday from 6-9pm, 18 November – at aMBUSH Gallery, Level 3, Central Park Mall. The exhibition will continue daily from 12-8pm until Sunday 4 December. More details here.
Hope to see you there! 🤘🏻
"For me collaging is a form of meditation, it’s a much needed escape from reality."
Some exciting news! SCS is teaming up with the Art Gallery of NSW and running a couple free collage workshops starting next week! ✂️ As part of their new exhibition Art of parts: collage and assemblage from the collection. Come down and see the show and make a collage or two! (From our rich materials 😉)
Wednesdays 12th Oct - 5.30 - 6.30pm
Wednesdays 19th Oct - 5.30 - 6.30pm
"My biggest influence or better my starting point was the collage ’ Expanding West ’ by the artist Sammy Slabbinck. That was a magical moment"
SCS DOWNTIME w/ German artist Dominik Bönisch 🇩🇪
"Get experimental and challenge current ideas, be relevant and forward thinking."
SCS DOWNTIME w/ Nikolaus Dolman @nikolausdolman 👏🏻🎯🇦🇺✂️