Saturday 08 March is the last day to see sides: red versus blue, 2009, at The Commercial, Redfern, Sydney. Sides comprises five components: three non-objective paintings, a framed watercolour page from an encyclopaedia and an aesthetic space situated by the sculptuation. The watercolour page is from the ‘Encyclopaedia of being on the wrong side of art’.

The sculptuation was first exhibited in 2009 in the group exhibition curated by artist Alex Lawler entitled ‘Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction’ at the Flinders Street Gallery, 61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills, Sydney (10/04/2009 to 02/05/2009). Not until September 2013 was it exhibited again, this time by The Commercial Gallery at the Sydney Contemporary 13 art fair in a solo exhibition by Gail Hastings (19 to 22/09/2013). Its inclusion in the group exhibition ‘OUI we’ at The Commercial is the sculptuation’s third exhibition (24/01/2014 to 08/03/2014). For more information on the exhibition OUI we please visit the exhibition’s record or visit The Commercial.

At 4pm, 07/02/014 I will be at The Commercial gallery to speak with people as they look at sides: red versus blue, 2009, currently on view in the group exhibition OUI we at The Commercial. GH

From the press release:

Gail Hastings will speak about her exhibited work, the sculptuation ‘sides: red versus blue’ and the creation of space. Hastings’ work is both subject and object. It expounds itself. At the same time as being itself, it explains itself. Within this spatial circuit a viewer finds themselves where, perhaps, they least expect to be.

Press Release: The Commercial Gallery – September 2013

It is with great pleasure that The Commercial Gallery announces it now represents Gail Hastings and will present a solo exhibition of her work at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair between 19 and 22 September at Carriageworks, Sydney (Booth PC102). It is exciting to be showing new work by this important mid-career Australian artist at what will be the first presentation for the gallery at an art fair. Hastings (b. 1965) has been exhibiting for over twenty-five years with an international exhibition history of significance since the mid-1990s.