Sally Ryan Solo Exhibition
'Paint to a perceived fashion or stay true to one-self?
This question was put to me last year as my rejected Archibald painting ‘#theprincewilkins’ was hanging in the Salon Des Refuses.
Recognition, validation, acceptance – all compelling reasons to want to be fashionable. However, fashion is ephemeral.
My answer – stay true to oneself!
As I paint for my first solo exhibition I keep in mind the words of Adolf Loos: ‘Be not afraid of being unfashionable.’
Sally Ryan is a contemporary realist painter. She has been a finalist in a number of national and international art prizes including the Archibald, Doug Moran, Portia Geach and Kennedy Prize, which she won in 2014.
‘Unfashionable’ is the title of her upcoming show of recent artworks including figurative, interior and still-life paintings.
Exhibition opening Thursday the 7th of September
6 - 9pm
Exhibition open to the public until Tuesday the 19th of September