From Muddy Roots, Beauty Grows

From Tue 17 August 2021
Until Sat 25 September 2021
Community Exhibition
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
08/17/2021 10:00am 09/25/2021 4:00pm From Muddy Roots, Beauty Grows This art exhibition brings together the work of four artists, reflecting on the unique, collective experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this new lens, the artists re-examine themes of home and family, consumption and possession, the natural world and social connection. ‘From Muddy Roots, Beauty Grows’ features paintings and photographs that reflect the preoccupations of each artist during this unprecedented time. Featuring: Amanda Lazar explores the intimate world of isolation through a series of small paintings, many of interiors. Joy Mackey presents large scale semi-abstracted paintings, and wonders if the pandemic offers us an opportunity to reconsider our consumption of resources and environmental impact on the planet. Katherine Oleinikov’s photographs celebrate pre-COVID times, through lively depictions of community life. Lauren Ottaway uses the lotus flower as an analogy for the human spirit triumphing over this period - with its roots in muddy waters, a lotus plant can still produce a beautiful flower. Image credit: Lauren Ottaway, ‘Portrait 7’, 2020, synthetic and Japanese pigment on silk board, image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

This art exhibition brings together the work of four artists, reflecting on the unique, collective experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through this new lens, the artists re-examine themes of home and family, consumption and possession, the natural world and social connection. ‘From Muddy Roots, Beauty Grows’ features paintings and photographs that reflect the preoccupations of each artist during this unprecedented time.

Featuring:

  • Amanda Lazar explores the intimate world of isolation through a series of small paintings, many of interiors.
  • Joy Mackey presents large scale semi-abstracted paintings, and wonders if the pandemic offers us an opportunity to reconsider our consumption of resources and environmental impact on the planet.
  • Katherine Oleinikov’s photographs celebrate pre-COVID times, through lively depictions of community life.
  • Lauren Ottaway uses the lotus flower as an analogy for the human spirit triumphing over this period - with its roots in muddy waters, a lotus plant can still produce a beautiful flower.
Image credit: Lauren Ottaway, ‘Portrait 7’, 2020, synthetic and Japanese pigment on silk board, image courtesy of the artist.
Contact
Boroondara Arts
Category
Visual Arts