Kaylene Whiskey, Do You Believe in Love?, 2019. Acrylic on linen, 167 x 198cm. Courtesy: the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents Wonder Women, its first solo exhibition with Kaylene Whiskey. In this exhibition, Whiskey will present eight new paintings together with her first ever video work. Wonder Women will also showcase the largest painting Whiskey has ever made titled Do You Believe In Love? (2019).
Whiskey (b. 1976, Indulkana, South Australia) lives on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in the remote north-west of South Australia and works at Iwantja Arts, Indulkana. Whiskey’s paintings celebrate heroic power, pop culture and cultural knowledge as the blended reality that is contemporary life in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia.
Her practice links the traditional culture of her community’s Elders with the experience of the younger generation, who have grown up with contemporary western influences like Coca Cola and Dolly Parton. Painted to a soundtrack of classic rock, pop and country music, Whiskey’s works are rich in irreverent humour.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 3 October 2019