'All Your Gold' by Stacey Rees
Address: 311 Smith street, Collingwood.
Date: 8 March 2018
“It seems we are all striving for that shiny brilliant exterior, but more intriguingly, it’s what’s underneath it seems, that most of us are forgetting to acknowledge and appreciate.” Rees explains.
Drawing on a multitude of sources, including images of strangers, celebrities and her own reflection Rees demonstrates the strength of her imagination and the skill of her painting in these fascinating characters.
“This exhibition comes at a time when women feature in the media more than ever before, when the self is more pronounced and celebrated than ever before. It captures a sort of zeitgeist and shifts our awareness. These portraits are familiar yet somehow strange, we’re pulled into a direction that asks us to question what we see and that’s the power of good art I believe.” comments Modern Times curator, Irina Asriian
Based in her home studio at Halls Gap in the Grampians, Rees is an emerging artist whose practice spans many mediums including charcoal, oil and acrylics. This will be her first exhibition with Modern Times, Fitzroy since joining in early 2017.