OPENING NIGHT: Friday August 31st 6-8pm
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Suburban Requiem is a body of work depicting the residential landscapes of the outer suburbs of Geelong (VIC). Wright takes a daily walk, invariable crisscrossing suburban pavements with a pram. Walking down any given street; the gardens pendulum swing from the outright dismissed to the wholey narcissistic.
Typical to Wrights work, paintings document elements of the unassuming and often overlooked. Inspiration is drawn from the composition of plantings and textural materials used. Sitting comfortably amidst terrazzo tiling and flagstone walling; bleached pebbles, blackened tanbark and pock marked volcanic rock is arranged in diluted versions of a Burle Marx swirling mural.
Suburban Requiem collages together the unruly miniature landscapes of potted gardens and common succulents, overgrown ground cover and Nanna’s staked begonias. The ubiquitous camelia and gaudy eternally flowering geraniums pay homage to the waning suburban garden.