Art Exhibition | Mirra Whale 'Orange Blue'

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 13-Jul-2022
Archibald Prize finalist Mirra Whale examines the way humans personify, interpret and curate the world around us in her second solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley. @mitchellfineartgallery
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane
Date: 22 July 2022
Time: 6 - 8pm
Ticket: Free
Call: 07 3254 2297
Mirra Whale is a Sydney based artist who explores everyday subjects and presents them from another angle. Her artworks explore the formal and conceptual limits of the genre of still life.

Groups of everyday objects take on human characteristics in Whale’s latest exhibition ‘Orange Blue’. The focus is on the placement of these objects and their relationship with both each other and with shadow and light.

‘Jars, vinegar bottles, milk containers and plant cuttings have been stripped of any identifying labels or stickers and yet are immediately recognisable’, say Whale.

‘They are placed into situations that are discernibly a gossip circle, a parade, or a street procession. There are individuals that are being embraced, whispered to, and excluded. And yet they are only a sauce bottle or a vase’.

The artworks in this exhibition have been pared back to muted tones and simple compositions of conventional, mundane objects.

The shadows that they caste resemble city skylines or contorted, prehistoric landscapes. Orange hues give the illusion of brilliant sunsets and dramatic weather events, until you realise that they are colours on a tablecloth with the detritus of some long-finished meal or human gathering.

These works are an exploration of colour and composition, approaching the subject matter in a playful, tongue in cheek manner.


Showing from 19th July – 6th August 2022
Opening Night: Friday 22nd July, 6 - 8pm with Mirra in attendance.
*This is a free event, no rsvp’s required.

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