'The Painted Garden' an online exhibition curated by ArtSHINE

Catherine Burns | 24-Apr-2020
ArtSHINE would like to exclusively invite you to view the artworks by Gabby Malpas in the Private Gallery. THE PAINTED GARDEN BY Gabby Malpas Online Exhibition Private viewing runs: 1 April -31 August 2020 COPY this: https://www.artgalleria.com/enter-code/38596/957fa0c3/start Enter Pass Code: 957fa0c3
Peranakan dreams: the painted garden - Unframed W 100 x L150 cm
About the exhibition I've always loved gardens of all types. To me they are magical places that provide a welcome respite from the world and troubles. As I am a studio painter who strives for her arrangements to be plausible many of my garden images are of plants and flowers arranged in a variety of Chinese porcelain - a nod to my heritage and of my training as a potter. During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, I hope you find solace and beauty in my collection of painted gardens and flora. Stay safe, stay well and thank you for stopping by Gabby Malpas April 2020 About Gabby Malpas A NZ artist who has called Sydney home since 2003 after living in the UK for 14 years. You may be familiar with her still life images: flora and fauna viewed and grown in NSW Australia with more than a hint of chinoiserie. Gabby's work could be interpreted as purely decorative. By using allusion and symbolism, I weave stories into my work based on my experiences as trans-racial, Asian adoptee: joyful and chaotic assemblage of blooms and fruit displayed with a collection of ceramics from anywhere and everywhere but with a narrative that draws the viewer in for a second look. The result is a collection of pictures combining unexpected elements to create strangely familiar images. There are stories to each of my works that lift them from the purely decorative into a narrative piece

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