17 May - 4 June, 2017
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LAURA JONES BLEACHED
March 20, 2017
Opening reception: Date TBC
Exhibition:17 May - 4 June 2017
OLSEN Gallery is pleased to present "Bleached," - new work by the Sydney-based painter Laura Jones.
With a series that is both timely and bittersweet, Laura Jones will bring the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney in May. Her second solo exhibition with OLSEN is an homage to the vast coral gardens Australians hold so dear. Known as one of Australia's most renowned floral still life painters, Jones' practice has dramatically shifted to life under the sea, after completing two residencies at Lizard and Heron Island this year. The artist's unique eye translates beautifully to painting the colours and textures of these precious underwater landscapes in the north. The show, titled "Bleached", looks at the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, drawing attention to the damage that has already been done, and inspires conversation about what we can do to save it.
Slezak, Michael, ‘Bleached: Laura Jones's hope for the reef', The Guardian, 30 December 2016, available to read here .
Born in 1982 in Sydney, Laura Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Art from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). She has been included in numerous public exhibitions including a solo exhibition at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in 2015.
Regularly punctuating her practice with portraiture, she has been selected as a finalist in competitions such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, and the Shirley Hannan Portrait Award.
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