Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Premonition (Fight or Flight)

Looking into this emerging artists future, it all seems to be shining very brightly! Since Carla Fletcher's selection as a finalist for the 2010 Archibald Prize for her amazing portrait of blues singer C.W. Stoneking, she has been thrust into the Australian art scene's limelight, drawing fans such as Joel Edgerton, Dan Sultan, and Anthony Lister.
This month, Flectcher will exhibit her highly anticipated solo show Premonition (Fight or Flight) at Friends of Leon Gallery in Surry Hills where she follows, and delves into the inner world of dreams and premonitions - a visual dialogue with the unknown.
Fletcher has a beautiful and captivating style. Her painstakingly detailed pencil illustrations combined with layers of liquid pencil, hot coloured spray paint and burnished graphite makes her latest works visually arresting. Premonition showcases her paintings on 8 wooden circles specifically handcrafted for this show by furniture designer Nick Blackmore.

“In our contemporary life we can still experience the subconscious, the intiuitive along with the ancient traits
that bind us as humans. 
As symbols, animals and nature can reflect our humanity - they can represent behaviours or experiences that are common to us all.
This collection of works are symbolic for the experiences that are in the forces of nature -
Fight or flight, growth, love, desire, freedom and death” 

Thursday the 17th November
from 6-8pm
Friends of Leon Gallery
82 Marlborough Street Surry Hills
runs until the 4th of December
more info: www.friendsofleon.com

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