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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Latest Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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b. 1960, Australia

Crispin Akerman Biography

The painting of Crispin Akerman invites our re-engagement with an ancient genre. Still-life reflects an appreciation of the profound mystery contained in the objects with which we surround ourselves. Such work highlights the condition of the everyday, whose familiarity often obscures its role as an expression of the wonder and beauty of material being. Making use of stylistic characteristics evocative of the Dutch Masters of the seventeenth century, Akerman invites the viewer to take a fresh look at what this meditative approach might offer today. An inner tension renders the works too unsettling to be purely decorative. The artist's considered approach to the elements of shape, form and colour inspires contemplation of the intimacy and sensuality of his subject.

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Akerman attended the Julian Ashton School in Sydney before completing his Bachelor of Arts at the Canberra Institute of Arts in 1992, where he also worked as an assistant to painters Mandy Martin and Robert Boynes. Previously a member of the popular 1980s music group The Eurogliders, he now works full-time as an artist, exhibiting widely in Australia.

His works are included in the Parliament House collection in Canberra, Artbank, and numerous other public and private collections.

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