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Strange Paradise 2019

Strange Paradise

17 May - 12 June 2019

Dani McKenzie

Dani McKenzie’s practice stems from an interest in the history and culture of vernacular photography, and how this history might be reassessed through contemporary painting. Working specifically from analogue photographs that depict the rituals of suburban life and typical family vacations, the works presented in Strange Paradise question how we relate to the photographs we make of ourselves, and how these kind of images open up a space between what we remember and what was.

Eliza Gosse

Eliza Gosse’s paintings depict Australian Suburbia.  Gosse comes to her painting from a background of architecture.  Turning to a style of architecture from the post war period - The International Style - Gosse’s paintings use flat planes of colour, clean geometric forms, and play off utopian architectural ideals with a nostalgic inflection. For Strange Paradise Eliza Gosse presents her series ‘Apartment blocks I’ve seen and the cars underneath them.’

Antoinette Barbouttis

Antoinette Barbouttis is a graduate of both NAS and NIDA. Her work is primarily comprised of highly detailed charcoal portraits. Between productions, she renders portraits of her friends and colleagues from the theatre. The drawings show the relationships between theatre and portraiture, this is heightened by the conscious use of chiaroscuro, often naturally occurring in the lighting states of theatre and seldom in day-to-day life. 

 

ELIZA GOSSE
That car on Bourke you know the one?, 2019
oil on canvas
25 x 20 cm

DANI McKENZIE
The Canoe, 2019
oil on linen
46 x 61 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Untitled (View), 2019
oil on linen
46 x 61 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Road Trip, 2019
oil on linen
46 x 61 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Boy in the Yard, 2019
oil on linen
46 x 61 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Schoolhouse, 2019
oil on linen
76.5 x 102 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Sur l’Herbe, 2019
oil on linen
46 x 61 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Mirror Image, 2019
oil on linen
31 x 31 cm

DANI McKENZIE
Two Figures, 2019
oil on linen
31 x 31 cm

ANTOINETTE BARBOUTTIS
Liam
charcoal on rag paper
94 x 76 cm

ANTOINETTE BARBOUTTIS
Georgia
charcoal on rag paper
102 x 96 cm

ANTOINETTE BARBOUTTIS
Remy
charcoal on rag paper
104 x 85.5 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
We had gingerbread with wine and time passed, 2019
oil on canvas
137.5 x 112 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Sutherland Court, 2019
gouache on paper
15 x 12 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Driving manual is my only barrier to possessing this car, 2019
oil on canvas
25 x 20 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Moore, 2019
gouache on paper
15 x 12 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Rodney, 2019
oil on canvas
20 x 25 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Sold sold sold. Super cool couple, 2019
oil on canvas
20 x 25 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
The first car that I have ever loved, 2019
oil on canvas
20 x 25 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Curlewis, 2019
gouache on paper
15 x 12 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
En-Fri-Dan, 2019
gouache on paper
15 x 12 cm

ELIZA GOSSE
Glenmore, 2019
gouache on paper
15 x 12 cm