Contemporary Art

















GERRY JOE WEISE has been experimenting in Contemporary Art since the late 1970's. His artwok concerns different cultures, mythology, nature, the Universe and the Cosmos. A body of work enabling him to become an universal artist, using many different mediums : canvas, wood, bark, earth, metal, stone, glass, plastic, photography, writing, etc... This has been Gerry Joe Weise's main vocation in achieving a statement about the Universe. Ludovic Gibsson (Essay)

Gerry Joe Weise is interested in the dimension of life that surpasses traditional urban life. His more external approach juxtaposed with space and movement, is enticed by energy and creation, and more fundamentally, is guiding his artistic research through guidelines set up in response to them, rather than following 'trendy' patterns. He has developed a whole body of theory, which evolves around the notion of rhythm. Here he has created a symbolic universe of his own. Andrew Nuti (Art Line)

A native of Sydney, Gerry Joe Weise moved to Europe in 1980 at the age of 20. In the later 1980's, through his friendship with Jean-Marie LeSidaner (international French poet and writer), he was invited to poet meetings, happenings and performances, like the 1989 Arthur Rimbaud Poetry Festival in France. His poetic Nightscapes are a new private cosmos that opens up before us in a view, a panorama of nightly delights, under pressure from mortal life on a gravity-bound planet; but still offers us an escape. Jan Rubin (Riveting Nightscapes)


Gerry Joe Weise wants to be an univeral artist, an ambition justified by this Australian artist. One can see this in his Ground Paintings (pigments on natural earth), which he creates on the floor in some of his installation exhibitions. Where we have the reaction of being witnesses to an unknown ritual, of which we were summoned to the assembly. Jean-Marie LeSidaner (Artension) 

The gradual deformations of images juxtaposed to form pictures no longer controlled by the Earth's gravity, sometimes creating a central void, where the viewer is drawn into the image, sometimes turning the viewer upon his head. The viewer feels like an outsider in front of the image, as if nature has left out mankind. Morton Fielding (Nature versus Gravity)

The New Nature and New Realities series, are a departure from the common concerns of today. In that they are not concerned with, and go beyond the immediate surroundings of which we inhabit. The representation of symbolical forms are partially stated. In actuality, they are only impressions, as the human mind always compares to what is already familiar. The symbolical ideas are assigned to act out our feelings from the subconscious, our inner selves, even though they transcend the heavens and are beyond a million light years away. Gerry Joe Weise (Statement)

2015 Exhibition, USA


GROUND PAINTINGS

April 2015
Webster Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California, USA

Gerry Joe Weise
Pigments on earth, vegetation and mineral on board.
2014 / 2015.




2015 Exhibitions, Australia


GROUND PAINTINGS

12 February to 3 March 2015
Perspective Horizon Gallery
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

Gerry Joe Weise
Pigments on earth, vegetation and mineral, on board.
2014 / 2015.
























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BARK PAINTINGS

18 Januray to 9 February 2015
Perspective Horizon Gallery
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

Gerry Joe Weise
Acrylic paint on natural bark and carton.
Each 30 x 21 cm. 2015.





2014 Exhibitions, France


DRAW A THOUGHT / DESSINER UNE PENSEE
An exhibition of INK and GOUACHE PAINTINGS with POEMS.

July August September 2014 
Bibliotheque Municipale Patrimoniale Suzanne Martinet
Laon, Aisne, France

Gerry Joe Weise, ink and gouache paintings.
Poems by, Henri-Frédéic Amiel, Sophie d'Arbouville, Henry Bataille, Alice de Chambrier, Jean de Boyssieres, Marie de Clèves, Antoine Vincent Arnault, Eustorg de Beaulieu, Jules Breton, Louise Ackermann, Flaminio de Birague, Augustine-Malvina Blanchecotte, Gabrielle de Coignard, Guillaume Colletet, Zoé Fleurentin, Charles van Lerberghe, Odilon-Jean Périer, Marguerite de Vallois.



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EARTH SPIRIT /  L'ESPRIT DE LA TERRE

4 to 18 February 2014
Le Mail, Culture Center 
Soissons, Aisne, France

Group exhibition of 8 Australian painters.
Gerry Joe Weise, Peter Nabarlambarl, Thompson Yulidjirri, England Banggala, 
Bob Namundja, Sonda Turner Nampijmpa, Jocelyn Garrwurra, Eddie Ryan Bangadi.

a) 2009 Collage LISTENING

DO NOT BURN, mixed media, 1012x442cm, 2009 USA.

b) 2007 Exhibition NATURE WIDE

JUNCTION GALLERY, NYC, USA.



Bushfire I, mixed technique collage, 115 x 200cm,
"Nature Wide" exhibition, Junction Gallery, NYC, 2007.


Bushfire II, mixed technique collage, 140 x 180cm,
"Nature Wide" exhibition, Junction Gallery, NYC, 2007.


c) 2007 Installation WHERE TO NOW ?

ARTIST'S SPACE, NYC, USA.

Wood Installation I, acrylic paint on wood, approx 3m,
"Where To Now ?" installation, Artist's Space, NYC, 2007.


Wood Installation II, acrylic paint on wood, approx 3m,
"Where To Now ?" installation, Artist's Space, NYC, 2007.

d) 2006 Exhibition NIGHTSCAPES

JAM FACTORY, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA.

Voodoo Forest, cibachrome, 175 x 165cm, 2005/06,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


Blue Wild Angel, cibachrome, 185 x 175cm, 2005/06
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide. 2006.


Rock On, cibachrome, 170 x 170cm, 2005/06,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


Listen To Wood, cibachrome, 170 x 170cm, 2005/06,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


Wild Thing, cibachrome, 175 x 165cm, 2005/06,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


Spider Tree, cibachrome, 175 x 165cm, 2005/06,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


Hour Glass Spider Tree I, cibachrome, 170 x 170cm, 2005/06,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


Hour Glass Spider Tree II, cibachrome, 170 x 170cm, 2005/2006,
"Nightscapes" exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 2006.


e) 2004 Installation "NATURE NATURE"

Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, approx 2m,
"Nature Nature" installation, Sculpture Park, Lac du Merle, 2004.

f) 2002 Installation EARTH SPIRIT

CULTURE CENTRE, LES SALVAGES.

Preparation of the Ground Painting, during the exhibition show-opening,
pigments on natural earth, radius 5m,
"Earth Spirit" installation, Culture Centre, Les Salvages, 2002.


Preparation of the Ground Painting during the exhibition show-opening,
pigments on natural earth, radius 5m,
"Earth Spirit" installation, Culture Centre, Les Salvages, 2002.


Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, radius 5m,
"Earth Spirit" installation, Culture Centre, Les Salvages, 2002.


Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, detail, 2002.


Installation view, "Dreamtime" paintings and Ground Painting,
"Earth Spirit", Culture Centre, 2002.


Gerry Joe Weise and his "Dreamtime" paintings, natural pigments on canvas,
"Earth Spirit" installation, Culture Centre, Les Salvages, 2002.

g) 1992 Installation SUN EARTH

CO-TEMPORAIRE CULTURE CENTRE, TROYES.

Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, radius 5m,
"Sun Earth" installation, Co-Temporaire Culture Centre, Troyes, 1992.


h) 1990 Installation THE SACRED - LOOKING UP

RIMBAUD MUSEUM, CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES.

Preparation of the Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, radius 5m,
"The Sacred - Looking Up", Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.


Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, acrylic on whale bones, radius 5m,
"The Sacred - Looking Up", Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.


Installation view, Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.



Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, acrylique on whale bones, detail,
"The Sacred - Looking Up", Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.


"The Sacred - Looking Up" installation view of main hall,
Rimbaud Mueum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.


Installation view, pigments, feathers, cotton, wood, approx 2m,
"The Sacred - Looking Up", Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.


Installation view, pigments, feathers, cotton, wood, approx 2m,
"The Sacred - Looking Up", Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, 1990.

i) 1989 Installation THNO Greece

2 installation views, "Installation THNO", granite, 12m long.
Sculpture Park, Tinos Island, Greece, 1989.

j) 1989 Installation ESPACE TRESOR


Installation view of exhibition at the Espace Trésor, Rheims 1989.



Untitled, mixed media on bark and wood with feathers, height 2m30, (left)
Origin, oil on wood, 150 x 150cm, (right)
Installation view, Espace Trésor, Rheims, 1989.

k) 1989 Installation EARTH MUSIC

Ocre d'Art Culture Centre, Chateauroux.

Installation view, OACC, Chateauroux, 1989.


Earth Music, installation view, OACC, Chateauroux, 1989.


Gerry Joe Weise preparing the Ground Painting, Chateauroux, 1989.



Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, radius 4m.
Earth Music, Ocre d'Art Culture Centre, Chateauroux, 1989.



Ground Painting, pigments on natural earth, detail, 1989.



Earth Music, Carpet Painting, mixed media, 10m x 1m50.
Installation, Ocre d'Art Culture Centre, Chateauroux, 1989.