Damien Minton Gallery decided to cap off 2013 with a series of One Night Stands – 14 exhibitions over 14 consecutive nights. As a former gallerina I can vouch for how exhausting just one opening night can be, and how the relative quiet of the subsequent days provides a chance to catch up on work that has been left behind in the rush of the launch. Well, no chance of such welcome respite at DMG. Gallerist Damien Minton is constantly trying different approaches to getting people through the door and looking at the art (dwindling visitor numbers being the scourge of the commercial gallery in the online age). So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he held 14 openings at the most hectic time of the year, finishing just three days before Christmas. It’s exhausting just thinking about it.
Sydney artist Connie Anthes‘ project took the stage on 17 December. Anthes elected to keep the walls blank and instead drew the crowds towards the work of 20 artists contained within a set of plan drawers in the middle of the gallery. I have just published a review of her intriguing exhibition Low Relief that I invite you to read over on Das Platforms.