Exhibiting for the first time at Sydney Contemporary 2019 we spoke to Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Director of the recently launched Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert about their upcoming presentation at Sydney Contemporary.
The gallery is located in Sydney, can you elaborate on its location and why you chose to open here?
The gallery is located in Rushcutters Bay, nested between the Paddington and Potts Point Gallery precincts. Importantly, the space was chosen for its light and aspect. It’s neither a contemporary white box nor warehouse; clean lines and a minimalistic approach to presentation, the gallery occupies a purpose built exhibition and working space that brings together both natural and architectural elements.
What made you open a gallery and work with the artists, both functional and visual that you will represent?
The gallery is the result of requests by functional artists whom Sally has worked with over resent years craving a permeant platform to exhibit their work combined with Sally’s love for the visual arts.
What was / will be your first exhibition? And why?
Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert specialises in both contemporary and functional fine art exhibiting individually and simultaneously painting, sculpture, multimedia work and cutting edge collectable design. The first exhibition is to be a group show, a little teaser of what’s to come.
Who are you bringing to Sydney Contemporary?
Definitely a mix of both functional and visual artists. Including Lisa Reihana, Jacky Redgate, Tarryn Gill, Michael Gittings, Trent Jansen and collaborative artists Damien Wright and Bonhula Yunupingu.
Lisa Reihana, Dancing Bride (detail), 2016, 140 x 200 cm (framed 145 x 205 cm). Artist’s Proof 1 of 2. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney.
Sally Smart, Pedagogical Dance (Hand Movement) (detail), 2018, Synthetic polymer paint and ink on canvas with collage elements,122 cm x 82 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney.