ROBIN GIBSON GALLERY ANNOUNCES “ZETLAND”, …A SHOW OF NEW WORKS BY SYDNEY ARTIST KYRA HENLEY
Robin Gibson Gallery is pleased to announce “ZETLAND”, a show of new work by Sydney artist KYRA HENLEY, to run from 2 – 27 November 2013.
It is to be the second show the Darlinghurst gallery has devoted solely to Henley, an emerging artist whose distinctive still life paintings and Pop Art-style aesthetic have drawn a cult following.
The paintings’ subjects range from skulls to beer bottles, vintage girlie mags to found objects. “This show is a bit of a mixture,” said Henley, 32, who lives in the south Sydney suburb for which the show is named. “But with all the different subjects—the still lifes, the landscapes, the pictures from old ‘70s books—I’m approaching them all in this formal way, looking at colour, shape and the space between objects.”
A consummate draftsman and National Art School graduate, Henley has won prizes including the Waverly Art Prize for Oil Painting and ART Sydney’s Off The Wall Prize. Her commissions include a mural series for Ella Bache, and her work has featured in Vogue Living, the Sun-Herald, Cult Magazine and street press titles.
Henley said, “These artworks are meant to have formal rather than narrative meanings, so I have called the show Zetland. It’s where I’ve painted this show after moving here this year. It's industrial and boring but I like it—just like painting beer bottles.”
ZETLAND, 2 - 27 November 2013
Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst,
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