“I want my work to show a strong, positive message about life in a remote Indigenous community. We’re proud to live on our land and hold on to our culture and our language. I’m from the generation that grew up with Coca-Cola and TV, as well as Tjukurpa (cultural stories) and bush tucker, so I like to have a bit of fun with combining those two different worlds.”
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to announce the representation of APY Lands artist Kaylene Whiskey. The celebrated artist will have her second exhibition Sistas with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney. In Sistas, Whiskey’s works seamlessly combine her references to her daily life in Indulkana with popular culture. In a new series of vibrant, energetic paintings Whiskey explores different mediums on which to paint upon, including a road sign, canvases, and found magazine papers. The cadences of classic rock, pop and country music influence the rhythm of these dynamic canvases, where space is divided up into comic strips and strong female figures including Wonder Woman are painted into remote desert landscapes interacting with native plants and wildlife, and engaging in traditional Anangu activities like hunting, collecting bush tucker and cultivating mingkulpa (a native tobacco plant). The combination of two very different cultures and two generations are portrayed with an irreverent wit and desire to have fun, to create richly layered works that are both playful and an intriguing comment on contemporary Aboriginal life.
Opening reception: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 6 to 8pm
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