Earth Art, by Gerry Joe Weise. Land Art, Visual Arts, Installation Art.

Earth Art book, by Gerry Joe Weise.

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By way of this preface it gives me great pleasure to present Gerry Joe Weise’s first published, and self penned book, “Earth Art".
This book is a celebration of the 70 exhibitions he has produced from 1982 to 2017, spanning 35 years in the international art world. It is a gateway to the understanding of the more difficult avenues of his art, through his own thoughts, analysis and influences. A witness to his style of Earth Art, which encompasses elements of Land Art, Installation Art, Environmental Art, Ephemeral Art and “In Situ”. The several layers of meaning that often bewildered critics, who were unable to fathom his application of the Alter-modern, his diaspora, while using physics and philosophy.
I have been following his oeuvre ever since I wrote an article in the 1989 catalog, that accompanied his exhibition at the Centre Culturel Ocre d'Art in Chateauroux, France. I also co-wrote with fellow writers Jean-Marie Le Sidaner and Romuald Krzych, for Gerry Joe Weise’s landmark 1990 exhibition catalog, at the famous Arthur Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mezieres, France.
Over the years he has evolved in a prolific art career receiving prestigious awards: 1987, Gold Medal, Grand Prix de France, Visual Arts, Reims. 1989, 2nd Prize, Public Choice Award, Grand Prix, Paris, France. 1993, 1st Prize, Graphic Drawing, Art Show, Brussels, Belgium. 1997, Best Installation Award for "Ground Painting", CCA, Munich, Germany. 2015/16 Voted Number #3 on the Top Artists “In Situ” Charts, Land Arts Info Magazine, Paris, France.
Born in Sydney, Australia, he has also lived and worked in Germany, France, Switzerland and the U.S.A. It should be taken into account, that he has led a life completely divided by art and music, unable to separate the two, and leading professional successful occupations in both ventures. With over 70 art exhibitions both solo and in group, and over 4,000 musical concerts across the globe, which have given him a major worldwide following. Progressive art catalogs illustrating his exhibitions and installations. Exciting music albums, as a blues rock singer guitarist, and as a composer of contemporary classical music, working alongside of famous musicians and producers.
His attributes have led him to teaching, sometimes in art, other times in music (notably at the University of Darwin). While in Europe, he was a part-time English teacher, and he wrote a 7 page article in 1991 for the French Marges art magazine, titled “Peintres Du Monde”. Hence the reason for his yearnings to become a writer, and wanting to write this long awaited book; that if you love nature and art, I am sure you will enjoy.
Ludovic Gibsson.

Gerry Joe Weise, World Nature group exhibition, Earth Australia One,
light box installation, 83x61in / 210x154cm.
Kingston Gallery, New York City NY USA, 2017, (private collection).

Gerry Joe Weise, 70th Exhibition Anniversary,
Nature Australia One, light box installation.
Warehouse 80, Sydney NSW Australia, 2017, (private collection).

 Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Multimedia Project exhibition,
light boxes installation.
Water Rings, Sun Rings, Jetty Beach Installations, Concentric Circles.
Warehouse 80, Sydney NSW Australia, 2016, (private collections).

Gerry Joe Weise, Land Art Multimedia Project exhibition,
light boxes installation.
Searching For My Roots, Squiggly, Twister, Twirly, Turquoise Trees.
Warehouse 80, Sydney NSW Australia, 2016, (private collections).

Gerry Joe Weise, Ephemeral Tidal Rings (before and after),
Sand Drawing installation.
Coffs Harbour Jetty Beach NSW Australia, 2016, (private collection). 

Gerry Joe Weise, Jetty Beach Installations, Sand Drawings.
Coffs Harbour NSW Australia, 2016, (private collection).

Gerry Joe Weise, Squiggly, vegetation installation.
Dorrigo National Park,
NSW Australia, 2015, (private collection).

 Gerry Joe Weise, visual Land artist.

Selected Solo Exhibitions.

1985. Galerie La Grande Serre, Rouen, France.
1986. Mythorhythmic, Centre Culturel Les Archers, Cambrai, France.
1986. Centre Culturel, Gaillon, France.
1987. Transmythic Earth Exhibitions, Retrospective:
-1. Australian Embassy, Paris, France,
-2. Centre Culturel du CROUS, Reims, France,
-3. Espace AGF, Reims,
-4. Restaurant VO, Reims,
-5. Cafe du Palais, Reims.
1988. Australian Embassy, Bonn, Germany.
1988. Australian Embassy, Brussels, Belgium.
1988. C.D.I. College Notre-Dame, Reims, France.
1988. Earth Church Installations:
-1. Basilique St Denis, Paris, France,
-2. Basilique St Remi, Reims, France,
-3. Eglise, Viels St Remy, France,
-4. Eglise, Neuvizy, France.
1989. Centre Culturel Espace 13, Paris, France.
1989. Earth Music, Centre Culturel Ocre d'Art, Chateauroux, France.
1989. Sacred Earth Music, Espace Tresor, Reims, France.
1990. The Sacred - Looking Up, Arthur Rimbaud Museum, Charleville-Mezieres, France.
90/91. Expositions Le Chant des Roches:
-1. Espace AGF, Reims, France,
-2. Les Loges, Reims,
-3. Radio Station 93FM, Reims.
1991. Underworld Earth Works, BK Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany.
1991. L’Utopie, Espace AGF, Reims, France.
1993. Earth Spiral, CAC, Brussels, Belgium.
94/95. L'Utopie, Centre Culturel Ancien College, Sezanne, France.
1997. Ground Painting, CCA, Munich, Germany.
1998. LB Art Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland.
2000. Galerie Jiwini, Albi, France.
00/01. Galerie Out Of Australia, Toulouse, France.
2002. Earth Spirit, Centre Culturel Les Salvages, Castres, France.
2005. Distorted Nature, Ancien Temple, Lacaze, France.
2006. Nightscapes, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia.
2007. Nature Wide, Junction Gallery, New York City, USA.
2008. New Real Nature, Kunstverein, Buchholz IdN, Germany.
2013. 12 Months / Les Douze Mois, Mediatheque de Montreuil, Laon, France.
2013. Earth Lines - Land Art, pigments on outdoor ground earth, Sculpture Park, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
2014. Draw a Thought / Dessiner une Pensee, Bibliotheque Municipale Patrimoniale Suzanne Martinet, Laon, France.
2015. Bark Paintings, Perspective Horizon Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2015. Ground Paintings, Perspective Horizon Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2015. Ground Paintings, Webster Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
2016. Ground Paintings, Transient Land Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2016. Land Art Light Box Exhibition, Warehouse 80, Sydney, Australia. L.A.M.P. Land Art Multimedia Project: large-scale transparencies exhibited on translucent white surface with internal incandescent light source.
2017. 70th Exhibition Anniversary and Earth Art book presentation. Warehouse 80, Sydney, Australia. L.A.M.P. Land Art Multimedia Project: large-scale transparencies exhibited on translucent white surface with internal incandescent light source.

Selected Group Exhibitions.

1982 to 84. Schlosspavillon Gallery, Munich, Germany.
1987. Grande Prix de France des Arts Plastiques, Ancien College, Reims, France.
87/88. Common Ritual / Rituel Commun Exhibitions:
-1. Australian Embassy, Paris, France,
-2. Galerie La Lisiere, Reims, France,
-3. Galerie Clin d'Oeil, Toulouse, France.
1988. Grandeur Nature, SABC Centre d'Arts Plastiques, Clamart, Paris, France.
1989. Installation THNO, Le Chant des Roches, Sculpture Park, Tinos Island, Greece.
1992. Sun Earth, Centre Culturel Co-Temporaire, Troyes, France.
1993 to 98. Galerie Ligne Roset, Reims, France.
2000. Parc des Expositions, Caen, France.
2000. Art Passions, Galerie d'Art, Boissezon, France.
2001. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, CCI, Castres, France.
2002. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Centre Culturel Les Salvages, France.
2003. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Chateau, Hotel de Vile, Brassac, France.
2004. Nature Nature, Sculpture Park, Lac du Merle, France.
2005. Installations, Sculpture Park, Brassac, France.
06/07. Galerie Ligne Roset, Reims, France.
2007. Where To Now?, Artist's Space Gallery, New York City, USA.
2009. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Conservatoire, Laon, France.
2014. Earth Spirit / L'Esprit de la Terre, Centre Culturel Le Mail, Soissons, France.
2016. Sculpture Park 2016 edition, Bindarri National Park, Australia.
2017. World Nature, Kingston Art Gallery, New York City, USA. L.A.M.P. Land Art Multimedia Project: large-scale transparencies exhibited on translucent white surface with internal incandescent light source.

Selected Bibliography.

1986, October. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Mythorythmic. Centre Culturel Les Archers. Edition Les Archers, Cambrai, France.
1987, September/October. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Transmythic Earth Retrospective exhibitions. Articles by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner and Gerry Joe Weise. Centre Culturel du CROUS. Edition Antigone, Reims, France.
1987, December. Artension art magazine, N#1. Gerry Joe Weise au CROUS by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.
1988, February. Artension art magazine, N#2. Rituel Commun / Common Ritual - Gerry Joe Weise and Jon Cockburn by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.
1988, May. Philosophy book. Flache Livre de Poche, N#1, Michel Butor special. Illustrations by Gerry Joe Weise. Edition Arthur Rimbaud Museum Library, Charleville-Mezieres, France.
1988, May. Exhibition catalog. Grandeur Nature. Centre d'Arts Plastiques Clamart. Edition SBAC, Paris, France.
1988, September/October. Art Line magazine. Australian Artists in Paris by Andrew Nuti. AGP Press, London, England.
1989, February/March. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Music. Article by Ludovic Gibsson. Centre Culturel. Edition Ocre d'Art, Chateauroux, France.
1990, January/February. Artension art magazine, N#13. Gerry Joe Weise by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.
1990, February/April. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - The Sacred. Articles by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner, Ludovic Gibsson, Romuald Krzych. Arthur Rimbaud Museum. Edition Rimbaud Museum Library, Charleville-Mezieres, France.
1990, June/August. Marges art magazine, N#2. Gerry Joe Weise - Sauver l'infini by Alexandre Ban and Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Edition Ad Hominem, Reims, France.
1991, January. Artension art magazine, N#20. Gerry Joe Weise - Le Chant des Roches by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Paris, France.
1991, April/June. Marges art magazine, N#3. Peintres Du Monde by Gerry Joe Weise. Edition Ad Hominem Reims, France.
1991, November/December. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - l'Utopie. Article by Jean-Marie Le Sidaner. Espace AGF. Edition AGF, Reims, France.
1993, April. CAC Mag art magazine. Gerry Joe Weise - Earth Spiral. Edition CAC, Brussels, Belgium.
1997, January/February. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Earth Painting. CCA, Munich, Germany.
2006, February. JF art magazine. Nightscapes - Gerry Joe Weise. Jam Factory editions, Adelaide, Australia.
2007, October. Exhibition catalog. Where To Now. Artists Space New York. Art Now editions, NYC, USA.
2007, October/November. Art Zac magazine, N#72. Where To Now Artists by David Kellner. Art Zac editions, NYC, USA.
2007, November. Exhibition catalog. Gerry Joe Weise - Nature Wide. Junction Gallery. Zart Press, NYC, USA.
2007, December/January. Art Zac magazine, N#73. Gerry Joe Weise and Nature Art by David Kellner and Catherine Defrisco. Art Zac, New York, USA.
2015, February/March. Exhibition catalog. Ground Paintings. Perspective Horizon Gallery. Horizon Prints Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
2015, April. Exhibition catalog. Ground Paintings. Webster Art Gallery. Art Editions, Los Angeles, USA.
2016, February. Exhibition catalog. Ground Paintings. Transient Land Art Gallery. Trans Texts, Melbourne, Australia.
2016, May/June. Exhibition catalog. Land Art Multimedia Project. Warehouse 80. LAMP Editions, Sydney, Australia.
2017, February. Exhibition catalog. World Nature. Kingston Art Gallery. Jorge Contemporary Press, NYC, USA.
2017, May. Zoneone Arts magazine. A Conversation with Gerry Joe Weise by Deborah Blakeley. Melbourne, Australia.
2017, July. Book. Earth Art, 70th Exhibition Celebration, by Gerry Joe Weise. Earthworks Australia, USA.