Opening this Friday at Surry Hills cool kid hangout China Heights, Heavy Weather is a seminal exhibition that brings together the work of two emerging Sydney artists, Buro contributor Brooklyn Whelan and Dion Horstmans, and UK-based graffiti artist James 'SheOne' Choules.
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An art director turned artist (read his profile here), Whelan curated the show after realising the parallels between his own work and that of Horstmans and Choules. "Both I saw had glimpses of weather-type patterns to their works, being almost like lightning strikes with their sculpture and paint styles," Whelan tells us. "I figured my clouds would sit really well with both of them and that's when the idea for Heavy Weather came about - I wanted to showcase the power and beauty that we might not see ourselves in something that's always changing in our everyday lives - the weather."
Whelan has always been drawn to the raw splendour of the skyscape, telling Buro, "I've always been the kid that runs out into a storm and just stares! It's a forever-changing landscape that still gets my attention and it has a certain energy like nothing else." The exhibition showcases his series of cloud front paintings, alongside welded geometry and abstract lettering that recalls the sheer force of nature.
Heavy Weather opens this Friday October 9 and continues until October 11 at China Heights, Surry Hills. Head to chinaheights.com for more details.