STRIKE NOW RIOT LATER
NEW WORKS BY BROOKLYN WHELAN.
OPENS 27th JULY - 11th AUGUST 2018 CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY, SYDNEY
Echoes of Brooklyn Whelan’s earlier incarnation as a creative director can be found in his new solo show, Strike Now Riot Later. He demonstrates an understanding of the structural flow and sweeping rhythm of popular culture as, in some works, the clouds float from one canvas to the next. A delicate balance between urban scrawl and gallery, the paintings drift along an ephemeral line between abstract and real, gestural mark making and meticulous rendering, stylistic boldness and nuanced composition.
But under all of that, there is a hint of something more. Pareidolia – that instinct we have to see significant forms where none exist – kicks in. A hidden message emerges and shapes appear before fading back into the cloudscape.
These are works of a reduced palette, but containing unexpected flashes of colour – they’re so thoughtfully considered that there is both a richness and a subtlety to them, a sense of both instinctual harmony and muted beauty.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
NORTH BYRON PARKLANDS 2018
In the first of what will become a yearly collab with a new artist each time, Splendour has teamed up with contemporary visual artist Brooklyn Whelan to create the event artwork for 2018. Link here
THE SLOW X CHINA HEIGHTS
A SOLO SHOW BY BROOKLYN WHELAN
My latest solo show is presented by the China Heights gallery at The Slow in Canggu, Bali. Saturday 17th February 2018.
NEW PRINT EDITIONS
Hand screened 75.5 x 89cm prints. Signed and numbered. Edition of 50 with limited colour ways. Exclusive to Nelly Duff - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sales enquiries or online here
SAMSUNG CLOUD RUNNER
A NEW INSTALLATION BY BROOKLYN WHELAN
Brooklyn's latest installation 'Cloud Runner' is a virtual reality, neon futuristic inspired journey through a stormscape accompanied by a soundtrack that transports the viewer into a world that would normally be limited to a two dimensional space. View here
NEW WORKS BY BROOKLYN WHELAN
‘Pushing Past’ by Sydney based painter Brooklyn Whelan is a body of work which stems from a dialogue and study of storms, weather patterns and their relationship to the earth beneath.
Whelan creates sci-fi inspired, ethereal and minimal compositions with his use of acrylic on canvas; and continues his examination of moving sky masses and the friction of clouds with his motif palette of pinks, greys and blacks.