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2019 Archibald Prize finalist Mirra Whale explores the idea of finding beauty in the simplest of objects in her first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art.
Sydney based painter, printmaker and drawer, Whale uses her artworks to explore the aesthetics of everyday objects in her exhibition ‘Fodder’.
“I want to find beauty in the simplest of objects” says Whale. “To chase shadows that reach across the walls with fleeting light”.
Eluding to objects sometimes considered to be of little significance, for Whale it is the ‘stuff’ people tend to accumulate over time in their private spaces. These are the things that interest her as she aims to find the splendor in these ‘bits and pieces’.
“My paintings are an intimate tribute to the everyday possessions that we surround ourselves with – the fodder of life”.
Challenging our understanding of these objects Whale presents them in a traditional still life composition. Celebrating the common place objects, that are so often excluded from traditional still life artworks.
Whale has also added ceramicist to her repertoire with a series of delicate still life drawings on hand made ceramic platters that will hang alongside numerous intricate oil paintings and works on paper.
‘Fodder’ opens Saturday 27th July from 3 - 5pm with Mirra in attendance.
The exhibition is showing from 24th July – 17th August 2019. All events are free.
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