E=mc2 at Jensen

Works by Fred Sandback (foreground) and Gunter Umberg at Jensen Gallery, Paddington

Leg of Lamb caught a hot group show at Jensen’s Sydney space last week. E=mc2 features work by Callum Innes, Gunter Umberg and the late Fred Sandback. ¬†The canvases by Innes and Umberg are beautiful objects, but it’s Sandback’s string installations that dominate the exhibition. ¬†The artist uses tautly stretched yarn to create quadrilinear forms that, despite their modest materials, strongly demarcate planes of imposing, monumental space. ¬†The resulting interplay between presence and absence is incredibly elegant. Sandback can make shapes vibrate, an effect that must be witnessed in the flesh.

E=mc2, Jensen Gallery, 3-5 Caledonia Street, Paddington, Sydney,
until July 23rd.

E=mc2 at Jensen

Jensen to open in Sydney

Installation view, 'Callum Innes', Jensen Gallery, Auckland, August 2008

Auckland gallery director Andrew Jensen has announced that he will be opening a second ‘significantly scaled’ gallery in Sydney.¬† Jensen is effectively relocating to Australia to run the Paddington space while Emma Fox (current head of fine art at Webb’s) will manage the Auckland gallery.¬† Jensen Sydney will open with a solo project by Callum Innes in February 2011.

Jensen to open in Sydney