Alex Asch at Jas Hugonnet Gallery…

21 08 2008

                 

                  Alex Asch, the retired icon, 2008.

 

The mystery of  ‘Where the hell’s Alex?’ has finally been solved. He’s been holed up in his studio whipping up the fabulous new body of collage work that’s being launched today on Jas Hugonnet’s super cool cyber gallery.

We particularly liked the budha bandit (no prizes for guessing why), the surfer boy, the shirt lifter and the muslim, but the whole series is gorgey/fun/perceptive.

Meanwhile we hope this means Alex’ll be out doing the rounds of the arts traps again – although he does still have a lot on his plate we hear, including the upcoming Sculpture By the Sea…





Sculpture unbound – Weereewa: A festival of Lake George…

14 04 2008

(above) Marianna del Castillo, Memoria 2008

(above) Alex Asch, Feral Gaze 2008

(above) Clare Martin, Level 2008

Jas Hugonnet (and Gilly, Max and Jack!)  walked the Shoreline Sculpture Trail across Lake George on the weekend and sent us some snaps to share. What an incredible gift Lake George is, for sight specific work!! What a great concept! What a bummer we didn’t go up and experience it, in the extended round, for ourselves! Ah well, we definitely  won’t miss out next year… 

The event, co-ordinated by Tony Steel, invited proposals from artists in all media – with a brief, obviously, to respond to the unique environment of Lake George. (So vast and eerie, says Jas. You betcha!!) How absolutely breath-catchingly fabulous.

Makes you re-think the whole civic/public art program scenario though. Does shoving a permanent hodgepodge of sculpture on pavements and street corners really constitute aesthetic enlightenment? Rarely, wethinks.

Give us fresh and immediate events like the Shoreline Sculpture Trail and Domain any day. With a spontaneous relevancy that unerringly connects and uplifts…

For more info regarding the Weereewa Festival and the Sculpture Trail, go to…

http://www.weereewafestival.org/





Alex installed at Wyndham…

13 01 2008

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The Gang’s very excited; Pa finally got around to installing Alex Asch’s Urban Gothic (we couldn’t nag him too much before now – he is on holiday, after all…)

Ain’t it a dandy!!





Sculpture By the Sea…

14 11 2007

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(top, l-r) Max & Jack with Alex Asch’s piece; Alex Kosmas, Silent Escape; and Campbell Robertson Swann, The overture and the underscore. (above) Alex Asch, Salt Box.

While Jas was up in Sydders for his wedding anniversary (the big 10, congratulations guys!!) he naturally swung by Sculpture By The Sea to check out Alex Asch’s piece – which we were keen to have a snap of, in situ. Alex had been telling us about the huge seas that had been battering it (now that would have been a great shot!!) All too fabulously biblical, darlings. Anyhoo, we love the piece (of course!

Jas also threw in a couple of his other faves from this years line up; the works by Alex Kosmas and Campbell Robertson Swann. Wunderbar.

Incidently, Jas has only just recently launched Jas Hugonnet Gallery, an exciting new ‘virtual’ venture that we wish him all the best with (we’ve already added it to our ‘favourites’ list, Jas.) Alex Asch is just one of his artists. So keep an eye on that at…

http://www.hugonnet.com.au/index.php