Featuring Shinichi Sawada
Featuring Danny Bickmore, Guillermo Bublik, Krystina Trinity
Cathy Condon, a qualified art therapist and visual artist, is equipped with extensive arts management, consulting and facilitation experience, in Australia, Europe and the USA. From 2011 -17, Cathy founded and delivered Life Art Worldwide Art Expo and the Brisbane Art Prize and Expo.
Since moving to Gympie in 2020, Cathy has established an art therapy-based studio and gallery which supports and represents local and international artists with significant life challenges and/or no formal arts training to become successful self-supporting artists.
The gallery provides arts business support services, enabling creative career sustainability opportunities for regional practitioners throughout Queensland and beyond.
In 2023, Cathy Condon Gallery will exhibit for the third time at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City (her former home), once again, representing Danny Bickmore. This year, Cathy Condon Gallery is also pleased to present selected works from Krystina Trinity, based in Southeast Queensland and Guillermo Bublik, based in Jersey City, USA.
Danny Bickmore (b. 1979)
Danny is an artist, living in Gympie, the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland in Australia. He has been painting and drawing prolifically for over 25 years. He is represented by Cathy Condon Gallery.
Danny focuses most of his artistic practice on his love of the Central Australian landscape, the place he grew up in his formative years. Danny was born in Alice Springs and lived on a cattle station 20 kms from Alice Springs for the first few years of his life. Danny enjoyed travelling around the station in the stock camps fixing bores with his parents. Danny and his family visit the Northern Territory every few years to spend time in the place they all regard as special.
The impressions of the spectacular mountain ranges and countryside continue to be the subject of his paintings and drawings. Danny renders the unique rock formations such as Devils Marbles and Uluru with finesse and sensitivity, bringing the heart of Australia to life. He captures the essence of the outback in the drawings, using pastel and pencil on large scale watercolour paper or acrylic on canvas. Danny mostly paints with acrylic on canvas to capture his favourite subjects.
Danny held his first solo exhibition at Gympie Regional Gallery in 2022, a very successful show. Although he has shown in many group exhibitions previously at the Gympie Gallery, this showcase encompasses Danny’s greatest body of works to date with 28 paintings and 100 drawings. Danny sold many of his works.
Danny derives immense joy from his art, his works feature gestural brushstrokes, a vibrant palette and a sensitive grasp of his subject matter - landscapes of Australian flora and fauna. Danny’s works evoke a sensory experience and can be found in private collections in Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Washington D.C, New York and London.
Guillermo Bublik (b. 1958)
Guillermo Bublik grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and came to the U.S.A. to pursue a graduate degree in Physics. He saw beauty in the symmetrical arrangement of Maxwell’s equations of electro-magnetism and in Einstein’s General Relativity formulation to describe gravitation, and found it fascinating that a set of equations could describe real life processes.
He is awed by every form of human ingenuity and is especially attracted to the visual arts, to works that deliver strong emotions all at once, whether it takes a few seconds or a lifetime for a full digestion of their message. Guillermo believes that a unified source of scientific, technical, and artistic creativity lies in the human thirst to find underlying patterns, forms, structures, and beauty in the world we inhabit.
He retired from a long technical career in late 2018 and started painting right away. Even though this path was serendipitous, it now appears very logical, as it provides a way to continue to tend to this thirst.
Guillermo has taken part in many solo and group shows in the NYC metropolitan region ever since he moved to the area 2 years ago. His work takes the viewers into a playful world where the juxtaposition of shapes, lines, and colors build multiple layers of meaning, offering details that seem to appear only after repeated viewings.
The paintings and drawings of Guillermo Bublik (born in 1958 in Argentina) are heavily influenced by the visual beauty of the equations he worked with during his original training as a scientist.
Krystina Trinity (b.1958)
Coastal Wetlands, 2016
Cold wax and oils on paper
6.5 x 9 in
Krystina Trinity (b. 1958)
My hometown was Melbourne, Australia, but I relocated to sunny Queensland as an adult. I wrote and illustrated my first children’s book at 7 years old and shot my first roll of film at age 12 – a series of black and white ocean shots. My art has been my refuge from the effects of complex PTSD caused by a lifetime of severe trauma which began in childhood.
I have written and read voraciously all my life. I have had several poems published and did some copywriting for a while. My love of photography led to a desire to paint, and I have recently reintroduced sculpture into my repertoire. I am currently exploring digital transformation.
My mentors have assisted me on this journey of passion, and I have enjoyed the process of exhibiting and having my work acquired in personal collections as well as being a finalist in the Art From the Margins exhibition in 2020.
In my living memory there has never been a time when I was not producing art of some kind. It is my joy, my passion and my therapy and my way of expressing love, peace, and my own sense of justice to the outside world.
Cathy Condon Gallery
44A Stewart Tce
Gympie, QLD, Australia
+61 419 426 942