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Kaleidoscope

7 - 7 June
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 17 June, 2016

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 18 June, 2016

Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Meaghan Coles

7 – 18 June 2016

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

an investigation into the painted, fragmented face, questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery…

Photos By Www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography Www.nowandthenphotography.com.au
Photos By Www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography Www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Photos By Www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography Www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Meaghan Coles’ unique practice explores how the female face is objectified within popular advertising. Her paintings are an investigation into the painted, fragmented face, questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery. She uses the female face as her muse-capturing poses that are enchanting & dreamlike. The women stand still, seducing the viewer with their emotive, romantic poses. A nostalgic push/pull is created between reality vs fantasy, realism vs abstraction in not only the subject but also her painting application & technique.

Their identity is unknown, however their emotive, eye-catching poses and painterly depiction create an expressive statement in itself. Meaghan symbolically restores and invests them with individual identity by painstakingly reworking them as unique paintings.

Kaleidoscope at fortyfivedownstairs is a collection of old and new works that represents Meaghan’s unique style & combination of mediums. Meaghan primarily uses oil paint & mixed media to push boundaries between realistic & abstract techniques. Expressive mark making is created with spray paint, lush contrasted oil paints make up the fragmented skin tones & the high gloss is created by her use of layered resin.

Graduating in 2010 from UniSA’s South Australian School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), Meaghan Coles has since exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions in Adelaide and overseas.

Meaghan’s unique practice explores how the female face is objectified within popular advertising. Her paintings are an investigation into the painted, fragmented face, questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery.

Details

Date:
7 June, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
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