Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Lucy Culliton

Welcoming in spring at Mosman Gallery is Lucy Culliton’s first survey exhibition, Eye of the Beholder.

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Featuring more than 130 artworks that explore Culliton’s oeuvre from 1997 to 2014, the exhibition will display the natural, direct and highly colourful works that have had wide spread appeal.

Since graduating from Sydney’s National Art School in 1996, Culliton’s career has been on an upward trajectory, driven by a creative passion for her work and ability to create intimate paintings that speak of the everyday.

Culliton’s focus upon negative space, finding an unconventional perspective within her compositions, lends her works inimitable appeal.  By working in series with an intense scrutiny of a single subject, her works are imbued with an introspective appraisal.

Her gaze consistently moves between Australian and international plein air landscapes, farm animals, domestic still life subjects (food, plants and vintage curios), interiors, portraiture and figurative works.

Winner of the Mosman Art Prize in 2000 and Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2006, Lucy is also well known as a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes at AGNSW and is represented in important public and private art collections.

Alongside the exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery Public Program will include a series of talks starting with ART BRUNCH – Lucy and Friends, Tuesday 23 September.  Hosted by Simon Marnie 702 ABC presenter, with Lucy Culliton, Euan Macleod and Peter O’Doherty, join for a delightful discussion over brunch with the artists. Other highlights include a Curator’s floor talk with Katrina Cashman, and for the experienced artists amongst us, a still life master class with Lucy Culliton.

EXHIBITION
Mosman Art Gallery
20 September – 30 November

Image 1: Hartley Landscape, 2002, oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm
Image 2: Self with subject (Domestic Science), 2007, oil on canvas, 70 x 100cm
Image 3: Cactus 2004, oil on canvas, 101 x 133 cm

Images courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

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