Toni McDowell + Ben Morley + Jennifer Reid + Victoria Monk
4 artists from Sydney's inner west.
Trading hours - 16th to the 22nd of February from 12 to 6pm
URBAN shows the work of four individuals who share a passion for inner Sydney’s backstreets and harbour bays. In paintings drawings and sculptures the exhibition is a celebration of our urban landscape.
Although people are generally absent from the images, these places are very evidently lived in. The buildings, boats and streets are affectionately portrayed, their details and worn facades carefully observed and recorded.
All the works are abstractions or remembered moments; they offer a peek around the corner, a glimpse of architectural curiosities in narrow alleyways. Some evoke Sydney's maritime life, depicting docks filled with a jumble of ships, cranes and industrial detritus.
With eyes open to the present, each artist takes a different approach to familiar places while their aesthetics express the poignancy of a city in rapid transformation.