Eugene Carchesio

BIO

Born Brisbane 1960; lives and works in Brisbane

Eugene Carchesio collects the images that emerge from the subconscious. Since the early 1980s he has built a solid reputation producing small scale watercolours and minute sculpture. Carchesio’s works fuse plays with geometric patterns and figurative symbolism. Through his subtle images Carchesio attempts to create an ontological space emptied of the clutter of everyday life, in which imagery from the subconscious can emerge. His considered placement of interlocking shapes alludes to the science of mathematics and highlights his interest in the purity of shapes and geometry. There is a distinct emphasis on process in Carchesio’s intimate works, this becomes manifest through the visible inconsistencies and variations of pigment application that can be observed in his works.

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EUGENE CARCHESIO

SELECTED WORKS EXHIBITIONS NEWS CV
Born 1960 and Lives & Work in Brisbane, Australia.

Solo Exhibitions
2015
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
2013
Sleepwalker, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Stars ignite between the death of mountains, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Circles. Squares. Mountains., Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
2010
Blood of Hercules, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
On Nothing, Sutton Project Space (with Masato Takasaka).
2009
Interplanetary light transmission drawings (volume two), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
2008 – 09
Someone’s Universe: The Art of Eugene Carchesio Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2008
Mysteries of the self, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
2007
the birth of saints, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
52 works ascending and descending, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
2006
everything takes time takes everything, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
2005
Peace on Earth, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
2004
The Empty House, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
2003
Eugene Carchesio, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Mortal Kings, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
2002
Heliocentricities, University of Qld Art Museum.
Cosmic Theories, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
2001
Australian Representative, 10th Indian Triennale of Art, New Dehli, India.
Lift Project, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
The Jon & Eugene show (Collaboration with Jon Cattapan), Bellas Gallery , Brisbane.
On Contemporary Silence, Artspace, Sydney; IMA, Brisbane.
2000
dead leaves of tokyo, Bundaberg Art Gallery, Bundaburg.
from nothing, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
patterns and forces, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1999
dead leaves of tokyo, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1998
Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Bellas Gallery (Collaboration with Anne Wallace), Brisbane.
1997
Gelber, MUSIK BERLIN.
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
Sleeper, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
1996
Self portrait as 52 days, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
1995
The Truth of Opposites, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Landscape, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1994
Interpreter, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1993
Eternal Mystery Paintings, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Interpreter, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1992
Museum of Silence / European Ghosts, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Works From The Museum Of Silence No’s 52-64, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
From Silence (collaboration with Victor Meertens), Deakin University Gallery, Geelong.
In the Light of Things (collaboration with Victor Meertens), Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1991
European Ghosts, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1990
Here (123 Works), 24 Hour Art, Darwin.
Store 5, Melbourne.
187 Works For The Peoples Republic Of Spiritual Revolution, Institute of Modern Art.
Someone’s Universe, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1989
13 Pictures For The Peoples Republic Of Spiritual Revolution, Store 5, Melbourne.
Believe in the Mystery of Things, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1988
No Flag I’m Just Waving, arch lane Public Art, Brisbane.
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1987
John Mills Annexe, Brisbane.
Energy Question No.123, Mini MOCA, Brisbane.
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1984
One Flat Gallery, Brisbane.
1983
Ash Room, One Flat Gallery, Brisbane.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
Fieldwork: Artist Encounters, SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
2015
9/11, Moana Art Space, Perth
Score for a Scene, TCB Art Space, Melbourne
The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2011 – 12
Ten Year of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris AM Collection, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
2010
Hybrid & Folklore, National Gallery Victoria (performance).
Super Deluxe, Artspace Sydney Biennale (performance).
(to) give time to time, Mildura Palimpsest.
Roundabout, Wellington Art Gallery New Zealand.
Light from Light, Queensland State Library & Shanghai State Library.
Hongqiao International Art School (performance).
Room 40, Kickarts Cairns (performance).
National Works On Paper, Mornington Regional Gallery.
Paint(H)ing, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.
Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum, Melbourne.
2009
I walk the line: New Australian Drawing, MCA, Sydney.
+/- , Monash University, Melbourne.
2008
21:100:100 One hundred sound works by one hundred artists from the 21st century, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne.
Under the Influence: Art & Music, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
2006
Multiplicity, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne.
2005
Store 5 is… Anna Schwarz Gallery, Melborurne.
2004
From the ephemeral to the eternal, University of SA Art Museum, Adelaide.
2003
Papercuts, Monash University, Melbourne.
2002
Asia Pacific Triennale, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Phenomena, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne.
2001
The Australian Paper Art Awards, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Phenomena, Art Gallery of NSW.
1999
Spin Me Round, Metro Arts Brisbane.
On the brink, Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Home and Away, The Chartwell Collection, Auckland.
A Letter to Picasso, Postmaster Gallery, Melbourne.
Drawings, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane.
1998
Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Mornington.
1997
On Dialogue. Contemporary Australian Art, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin.
International Biennial of Watercolours, Slovenia.
1996
Reference Points, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Familiar and Strange, Seoul Arts Center, Korea.
Artist’s Books, Brisbane City Gallery and Museum.
1995
Carnivales des animaux, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Salon, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Unsighted, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Artrage, ABC Video project.
1994
Aussemblage, Auckland City Art Gallery; National Art Gallery, Wellington.
Moet & Chandon National Touring Exhibition.
21,600 each 24 Hrs, Boardroom Four, Canberra Travellodge, Canberra.
1993
Strangers in Paradise, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Korea.
Eight Artists, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
1992
9th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Medium Density: Contemporary Australian Drawings and Photographs, Australian National Gallery, Canberra.
1992
Above the Lake / Below the Sky, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria.
Strangers in Paradise, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.
Savage Club Invitational Prize, McClelland Art Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria.
The Caboose, Ars Multiplicata, Sydney.
Collecting Art, Maquarie Galleries, Sydney.
Domino I, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne.
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition.
Contemporary Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.
From Silence, Deakin University Gallery, Geelong.
Abstract Art, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
1991
Microcosm, Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney.
First Draft, Sydney.
Signals, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
Correspondences, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
1990
Architecture of Light, Mori Gallery, Sydney.
Only Life, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.
Question of Belief, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia , Adelaide.
Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria ,Melbourne.
Balance 90, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
In Full Sunlight, First Draft West, Sydney.
1989
Can Queenslanders Draw ?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.
Collaborations, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
In Full Sunlight, 10,000 feet, Melbourne.
In Full Sunlight, Aglassofwater, Brisbane.
Tower of Babel, Watters Gallery, Sydney.
Victory over the Sun, First Draft, Sydney.
Uncommon Knowledge, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Cosmos, City Gallery, Melbourne.
Your Collection Revealed, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
1988
Axis-File, New York.
Centre Gallery, Gold Coast.
(I)magical Poetics, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Site of Execution, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
1987
Living Money, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
Third Australian Sculpture Triennial, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne.
Distillation, John Mills National, Brisbane.
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
1986
Young Contemporaries, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
THAT Space, Brisbane.
1985
Guttersnipers, Watters Gallery, Sydney.
1984
One Flat Exhibit, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
1983
One Flat Exhibit, George Street, Brisbane.
No Names, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
1982
Community Arts Centre, Brisbane.
One Flat Gallery, Brisbane.
1981
Schonell Theatre, Brisbane.

Recordings (selected)
Acoustifications
Mud of Life
101 Compositions For An Abstract World
Songs Humans Shouldn’t Sing
Shadows Stole My Breath
Believe In The Mystery Of Things
Improvised Abstract Folk Songs For Hope
The Spirit Starves
Solo Improvisations (Vol 1 +2)
Patterns and Forces
D.N.E.S.P
D.N.E (Human Crutch)
D.N.E.TWO
D.N.E (47 Songs Humans Shouldn’t Sing)

Selected Bibliography
Airo-Farulla, Joe `Eugene Carchesio’, Art and Australia, vol.29,no.4, Winter 1992.
Barnes,Carolyn Cosmic Resistance”, Agenda# 5, June 1990,pp.3-5.
Baume, Nicholas `Victory Over The Sun’, Eyeline,no.10,Dec 1989,pp.26-7.
Baxter, John ‘DNE 47 Songs Humans Shouldn’t Sing’, Option,(USA).
Nov/Dec 1990, p.109.
Bogle, Andrew Aussemblage, ex.cat., Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand.
Bond, Anthony `Australian Perspecta 1989′, Art Monthly Australia, no.22, July 1989 pp.1-2.
Strangers in Paradise, ex.cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 1992.
The Boundary Rider. Ninth Biennale of Sydney, ex.cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1992.
Carchesio, Eugene Selected Works 1985 – 1995, self-published, Brisbane, June 1996.
Cattapan,John ‘A Surrealist Map’, Tension,no.21,1990, p.57.
Chapman, Chris ‘Carnivorous Plants’, Art & Australia, Vol32, No.1, 1994.
Cooke, Glen R Correspondences, ex.cat., Queensland Art Gallery,1991,Brisbane, p.5.
Coulter-Smith, G `Tony Bond on Perspecta’, Eyeline, no.8, March 1989, pp.8-9.
Gates, Merryn Domino I Collaborations Between Artists, ex.cat., Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, 1992.
Gofton, David ‘A Monochrome Set: The Colour of Your Energies’, Eyeline, no.1, May 1987.
Edwards, Geoffrey Fourth Australian Sculpture Triennial,ex.cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1990.
Engberg, Juliana `The Third Sculpture Triennial’, Australian and International Art Monthly, no.7, December 1987, pp.9-10.
Helmrich, Michele ‘Balance 1990′, Agenda, June 1990.
Jones, Anne ‘Clout: Sound and Light’, Eyeline, no.1, May 1987,pp.18-19.
Lingard, Bob, (ed.) Interviews with Nine Queensland Artists, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1986,pp.8-9.
‘Eugene Carchesio’, Australian Perspecta 1989,ex.cat., AGNSW, Sydney, 1989.
Neri, Louise Third Australian Sculpture Triennial,ex.cat., National Gallery of Victoria,Melbourne,1987.
McClintock, Margo ‘Eugene Carchesio Speaks’, Eyeline,no.14, Autumn 1991, pp.12-15.
McGillick, Paul The Australian Financial Review, Feb.14, 1992.
Moses, David ‘Work-to-Screen : Projecting Performance’, Eyeline, no.7, December 1988, pp.6.
O’Halloran, David `Questions of Belief’, ex.cat., Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, May 1990.
Petelin, George Tension, no.20, 1990, p.63.
`Profile’, From Australia – Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, no.3, Australia Council 1991.
Rainbird,Steven `Brisbane Report’, Art and Australia, Spring 1991, p.33.
Sayers, Andrew Architecture of Light,ex.cat., Mori Gallery,1990.
`Sculpture Blossoms in Triennial Showing’, Times on Sunday, 20 September,1987.
Shields,Margaret `Eugene Carchesio’, Eyeline, no.6, September 1988, pp.26-7.
Schubert, Robert Agenda 25, September 1992.
Snelling, Michael ‘Someone’s Universe: The Art of Eugene Carchesio’, 2008, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Sturgeon,Graeme Contemporary Australian Sculpture, 1991,p.xx.
Sullivan, Eve ‘The Caboose’, Art + Text 44, January 1993, p.74.
Szulakowska, Ursula ‘Eugene Carchesio’, Art & Text,no.36,May 1990,pp.135-137.
`The World is an Abstract Pearl’, Eyeline, no.2, August 1987, p.34.
`Brisbane Dada: collaborative art in a stagnant culture’, Eyeline, no.1,1987.
(I)magical Poetics,ex.cat., Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane,1988.

By the artist
‘Artists Page’, Eyeline,no.9, Winter 1989,p.22.
Art Wonder Stories, no.1,1983,(Ed) One Flat Exhibit,Brisbane,p.12.
Axis-File: Sites of Dis-Closureex.cat., produced by Axis with Queensland College of ArtGallery and School of Humanities,1988.
Balance 90, ex.cat.,Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane 1990.
Cosmos, ex.cat., City Gallery, Melbourne.
Eyeline, no.12,Winter 1990 (back cover).
‘Intuitive Strategies’, Cantrils Filmnotes,no.57/58, Dec 1988,pp.22-5.
Kerb Your Dog,No.5, Ed.,John Young and John Nixon, 1990, Sydney.
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition,ex.cat., 1992.
No Names, ex.cat., Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1983.
Outersite- Five Contemporary Art Space Projects, May-June 1988, p.22.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra 1991 Master Concert Series Illustrated Subscription Catalogue.
Rosebud, no.1, Store 5, Melbourne, March 1991.
16 Poems, Brisbane, 1991.
187 Works For The Peoples Republic Of Spiritual Revolution,ex.cat. IMA,Brisbane, 1990.
Lynn, Victoria and Sequiera, David.
Eugene Carchesio: Selected Works 1985 – 1995, (self-published), Brisbane, 1996.

Collections
Artbank, Sydney.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Australian National Gallery, Canberra.
Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Brisbane.
Brisbane City Council.
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.
Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast.
Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba.
Griffith University, Brisbane.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Parliament House, Canberra.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.
Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand

 

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