Michelle Cawthorn, Dirty Denim, 2019. Oil and archival pen on paper, 102 x 84cm. Courtesy: the artist and Olsen Gallery, Sydney.
The multidisciplinary practice of Sydney-based artist Michelle Cawthorn is preoccupied with memory and its mutability, the way that it can be both intimately familiar and yet, a stranger to us in the same moment.
Working across drawing, collage, painting, sculpture and installation, her practice explores the tensions that exist between remembering and forgetting, and she draws on personal experience to inform her works. The repetitive mark-making that characterises her drawing, engenders intuitive processes, resulting in works the are suggestive rather than prescribed.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Wednesday 24 July 2019
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