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Group Exhibition of 8 WA Artists

Florid is a group exhibition curated by Clare McFarlane and Andrew Nicholls that brings 8 multi-disciplinary WA based artists to fortyfivedownstairs.

Participating artists will be: Olga Cironis, Thea Costantino, Mel Dare, Eva Fernandez, Susan Flavell, Ryan Nazzari, Clare McFarlane & Andrew Nicholls.

Florid will comprise of recent works by these mid-career artists drawing upon histories of decoration in order to explore subjectivity, identity, colonialism and/or nationalism. This exhibition will include sculpture, photography, painting, ceramic and drawing.

Image:Joint image (left to right, top to bottom) Andrew Nicholls, Self-portrait with Magickal and Medicinal Plants (detail), 2013, archival ink pen on watercolour paper, 3 panels, each 76 x 57 cm; Ryan Nazzari, Mr Nazzari (#6), 2012/2013, watercolour and watercolour pencil on paper, 30 x 21 cm; Olga Cironis, Wish You Were Here, 2013, human hair, glass frame, 14 cm radius; Melanie Dare, Vestige, 2014, acrylic paint and ink on caravaggio linen, 20 x 20 cm; Clare McFarlane, Nature Morte ii (detail), 2013, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, 130 x 100 cm; Susan Flavell, Untitled, 2013, stained stoneware, 31 x 10 x 10 cm; Eva Fernandez, From the series Flora obscura (detail), 2013, photograph on fine art paper, 9 prints, each 56 x 56 cm; Thea Costantino, Lachrymae Imperiales II (detail), 2013, digital print, 102 x 75 cm.

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