Roslyn Oxley, Director of Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, is a 30-year veteran of the international art fair circuit. In recognition of her reputation in Australia and internationally, Oxley has been invited to participate in this year’s Frieze New York where she will present a group show featuring Hany Armanious, Tony Clark, Mikala Dwyer, Dale Frank, Newell Harry, Tracey Moffatt, and David Noonan. “Frieze is quite interesting, it is getting lots of interest,” says Oxley, who is pleased to be participating in a New York fair with such a diverse and international identity.
The curatorial context of her Frieze New York show is what Oxley describes as being the result of “putting textures together” and “playing on the textural side of each artist.” Drawing on the textural qualities of works such as Sydney-based artist Mikala Dwyer’s multifarious “Wall Necklace” and Newell Harry’s tapa series, Oxley has developed a show that is “quite fresh-looking, young, and vigorous.”
The inclusion of artists with an international reputation such as Hany Armanious, Australia’s 2011 Venice Biennale artist, London-based Australian artist David Noonan, and world-renowned photographer Tracey Moffatt will add a touch of familiarity to the Roslyn Oxley9 show and perhaps encourage visitors to explore the work of Australian artists they are not already familiar with.
Oxley’s participation in Frieze New York adds another chapter to Oxley’s extensive international art fair history that began in 1990 with her participation in Art Cologne and has continued throughout the last 30 years Oxley during which Oxley has participated in some of the world’s most prestigious art fairs including Art Basel, The Armory Show, Art Cologne, and Melbourne Art Fair.
A short ten days after participating in Frieze New York, Oxley will exhibit in Hong Kong, as she did in 2012. What is now Art Basel Hong Kong has become an important event for Oxley, as it has for many other Australian gallerists.