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Crop of the new

In exhibition, painting, photography on 19 August 2009 at 1:30 am

Three interesting shows featuring emerging artists open tomorrow around Darlinghurst in Sydney.

Kill PixieKill Pixie

At Monster Children Gallery (20 Burton St [map]), a two-man show by Kill Pixie and Cleon Peterson called The Mirror Stage. A former Sydney graffiti artist, Kill Pixie (aka Mark Whalen) now works out of Los Angeles, where his disctinctively coloured, delicate line drawing are in high demand from collectors and savvy magazine editors. Cleon Peterson is also from LA, well known for his paintings of a world where random acts of violence are the status quo. The exhibition runs until 17 September.

Cleon PetersonCleon Peterson

Anton Benoisstreet work by Anton Benois

Around the corner at Palmer Projects (238 Palmer St [map]), new works by Anton Benois and Esjay go on show under the title Bad Influence. Benois’ work is influenced by Soviet-era propaganda of his native Russia, with icons from pop culture mingling with faces from history. Painter, illustrator and designer esjay is also showing new works. The show runs until 26 August.

esjayEsjay

Sandra SchnellhausSandra Schnellhaus

Illustrations from the covers of pulp novels the 1950s and 60s are recreated as photographs in Sandra Schnellhaus’ Paperback at blank_space gallery (374 Crown St [map]). It’s all sleaze, booze, reefer madness and crazed lesbians on show in a series of 35 works as well as an artist’s book featuring 10 of her favourite covers and an appoproately seedy story. This is Schnellhaus’ first solo show, and will run until 26 August.

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