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Paul Davies 'Blow-Up'    May 16 - Jun 9, 2013

Abandoned Roadside
Paul Davies
Abandoned Roadside
 
Jervis Dune Trees, Red
Paul Davies
Jervis Dune Trees, Red
 
Pentimento (mum's home & pool)
Paul Davies
Pentimento (mum's home & pool)
 
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Paul Davies 'Blow-Up'
16th May - 9th June 2013

Opening Thursday, 16 May, 6 - 9 pm

The Cat Street Gallery is delighted to welcome back Australian painter Paul Davies for his third solo show at the gallery. Blow-Up, referecing the 1966 film of the same name, is the latest series of works from Davies, based on photographs, memory and his signature abandoned architecture. As always, Davies’ works are devoid of human form, yet retain something of a voyeuristic nature, creating tension between the subject and its audience.

Featuring brand new sculptural works made from bronze, as well as an entirely new motif of interiors, the artist creates celebratory images – deftly colored andn painted using delicate hand-cut paper stencils – of abstract environements. The paintings juxtapose the frozen ideals of domestic architecture with the universal natural environment, and investigate these sites as portraits of space. The works take inspiration from painterly, photographic and sculptural practices by artists such as: David Hockney, Jeffrey Smart, Peter Doig, Jon Cattapan and Rachel Whiteread.

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