Courts 02 exhibition launch with Éditions
Following the release of Courts 01 (2012), Ward Roberts extends upon his comprehensive body of work documenting sporting courts in Hong Kong, Bermuda, Hawaii, New York and Melbourne with Courts 02.
Courts 02 exhibition opens in Wedge Gallery from 1 September – 30 September.
Opening night: Thursday 1 September, 6.30pm. With limited edition signed copies of the book available on opening night!
About the Artist
Ward Roberts is an independent conceptual artist who creates exquisitely composed photographs drawing on themes such as the effects of loneliness and isolation in the modern world.
The artist’s perspective is fresh and engaging, and the sophisticated aesthetic is often contradicted by subtle unscripted moments. A soft-drenched colour pallet is a common theme. There is an innate energy at the core of his work, one that is harnessed and marshalled into every detail of the composition. Roberts’ work is in many ways a rebuttal of the prevailing trend of urban, gritty-style, contemporary photography. There is a dichotomy at play in his fine art images, which simultaneously recall the mastery of medium and calculated patience of remote academic painters, while also feeling completely new and contemporary.
Ward was raised in Hong Kong, lived in Melbourne and is currently based in New York.
About the Publisher
Éditions curates contemporary publishing and forms collaborations with artists to release collections of limited works. Éditions allows the release of re-interpretative and unexpected forms of contemporary art and publishing.
18:30–20:30 Where: Wedge Gallery, Books Kinokuniya Sydney