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The best still lives are rarely still. In the painter’s eye the dance of light imbues the simplest of objects with a dynamic, sometimes restless energy. In celebration of the magic within the everyday, the still life exhibition, Bloody Beautiful, captures the warm familiarity of Australian domestic life.
Painting in the gilded light of her Umbrian studio, Christine Webb toys with the stability of her tables: tilting their cloths and letting their thin legs slope. As a figurative still life painter, Christine Webb evokes the floral silhouettes of Margaret Preston in her vibrant interiors. Dissecting her work into slithers of light and shade, Webb’s still lifes conceive an almost contemporary chiaroscuro technique.
Mary Donnelly is an artist where the smooth tabletop absorbs her entire composition, a poetic minimal space where vessels assume a sculptural and singular grace. Donnelly’s practice is an ongoing study of exploring the underlying compositional structures that lead to an inner dialogue within the work. Highly sculptural still life compositions showcase the understated beauty of simple objects; a collection of objects that would otherwise have gone unnoticed become the subject for observation
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