Lucy O'doherty / ‘Shelter’ / An Exhibition Of New Works

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Lucy O'Doherty paints with oils on linen to explore domestic spaces set in Suburbia or remote Australian settings. Her interest lies in constructing her own worlds that reflect Australian living, whether interiors or exteriors, built structures or the anti-building of a suburban pool. She uses a pastel palette and curvaceous lines influenced by motel and suburban postcards and advertisements of the 1950s and 1960s. In her constructed spaces she manipulates light and shadows in an unrealistic way in order to enhance the dreamlike quality of her paintings

O’Doherty’s choice of materials aids the surreal sense of mystery that defines her work as the oil sinks into the stretched linen, creating soft lines that hum with an indefinable edge. Her domestic spaces take on a still-life quality as she treats shadows with a solidity that dissects the compositions into an investigation of shapes.

Lucy O’Doherty holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School in Sydney. She is the winner of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship for 2016 and was highly commended in the Pro Hart Outback Prize in 2016 and short-listed for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship in 2015. She has been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize in 2015, the Brunswick St Gallery Small Works Prize in 2013 and 2012, and the Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award in 2012. Her work is held in the Imago Mundi Bennetton Collection and in private collections in Australia.
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By: Edwina Corlette Gallery