Bridgette McNab

29 April – 24 May 2017


Bridgette McNab

Irene 40×50cm oil on canvas

The works in Bridgette McNab’s first solo show Mise En Scene are portraits and still lifes inspired by the storytelling models of early European cinema auteurs Eric Rohmer and Jean Luc Godard. McNab’s works pick up where the French New Wave left off, creating a painted, cinematic experience with a focus on colour and narrative. Each work in the collection comprises a portrait and an accompanying still life, the pair connected through a unified palette. The name of the exhibition, Mise En Scene, draws inspiration from the lives of female characters whose narratives shift through the environment that frames them.

Bridgette McNab is an Australian artist originally from Nambour, Queensland. She graduated from The National Art School with Honours in 2011 and has been a finalist in The Archibald Prize, The Portia Geach Memorial Award, and The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. After years honing her craft as an artist and florist in London, Bridgette has returned to Australia to establish her studio practice in Melbourne

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