Friends of Odd Pears and extraordinary art ladies Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss are having a show, and everyone is invited. Yes, even you, sir. Word on the street is that these two Melbourne beebs are representative of the bright future of Australian art. We’re 100% inclined to agree.
In Heavy Leisure, opening on the 17th of April at Backwoods Gallery in Collingwood, Evie and Gemma will present a series of delicate, illustrative works. The collection re-evaluates the seemingly mundane moments, objects and routines of daily life, imbuing them with emotional undertones.
Gemma Topliss explores the connection between the interior and the exterior, both spatially and emotionally. Her charcoal and graphite drawings are intimate, fragmented and personal. At only 19, Topliss is the youngest artist to ever be exhibited at renowned Backwoods.
Evie Cahir’s illustrative works offer a new, more attentive regard on the banal but precious objects and moments encountered in daily life. Cahir is fascinated by the hidden meanings of routine and the interplay between light and shadow. Her artwork employs sophisticated composition, refined techniques and subtle humour to present her point of view in a truly unique and beautiful way.
Slip on down to Heavy Leisure at Backwoods Gallery this Friday the 17th of April from 6 - 9pm. Heavy Leisure runs until the 26th of April.