26 November – 21 December 2022
Sydney based oil painter Amy Crowther drawings inspiration from the golden years, painting a capsule of what was.
A naivety to chaos.
A glimmer of hope after battle.
An excuse to see for yourself.
Picture painting welcomes dreams of the familiar yet out of touch.
Warm browns, wispy blues and a sea of sepia imitate sun-bleached pictures on your grandmas’ dresser. Days you can’t remember without seeing the family album.
Incorporating hardware like hinges to join panels, reflecting on the decorative, tactile and domestic style of painting and hanging.
An inspiration for the narratives of Crowthers’ paintings comes from the humor of authors Ray Davies, Roald Dahl and Tom Robbins.
Tiptoeing the line between naïve and wayward.
Inspiration is drawn from Degas’ and Vuillards’ Keyhole paintings, as well as Vallottons tall horizon and Les Nabis broad colour contrasts and blocking.
Amy Crowther CV
Born Brisbane 1998
Lives and works in Sydney
2021 Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney
2018 Visual Art Diploma Graduate, Tafe Southbank, Brisbane
2016 Diploma, Billy Blue School of Design
2015 Gallery Internship at Bruce Heiser, Brisbane
2022 Warm Regards, Robin Gibson, Darlinghurst
2022 Wardens’ Last Kiss, Darlinghurst
2022 Good Art Show, Currumbin
2022 Annex Group Show, Mud Australia, Marrickville
2022 Group Show 03, Abstract Thoughts, Darlinghurst
2022 Graduate Show at the National Art School
2022 An Overwhelming History, Abstract Thoughts
2021 Tiny Art Show Marrickville
2020 Pink Place Group show, Glebe
2020 EZ-Art Group Show, Darlinghurst
2020 Drawing Week Exhibition, Hoff Space, National Art School
2019 Lord Gladstone Group show, Chippendale
2018 Southbank Tafe Graduate Exhibition, Brisbane
Tenerife House, Brisbane, Permanent Collection
The Banana Shed, Federal, Permanent Collection
Surfrider, Malibu, Permanent Collection