This group exhibition of paintings, drawings and printmaking will delight those with a love of nostalgia in art.
Peter Dawson’s works explore stories of people from his past whose images are fading in his memory and remain only as photographs in boxes and albums, or individuals whose stories have had resonance or meaning to him. In the process of reinterpreting them as paintings or drawings they are revived and made more real with a sense of place and time, just as speaking a thought or feeling out loud makes it somehow more concrete.
The linocuts and gouache paintings of Debbie Mourtzios reflect a quirky humour found in period architecture. Mourtzios captures the atmosphere of the sky, the play of light, its shapes and shadows. She has discovered buildings with commonplace names like Shirley, Shelley and Peter that sit like beacons in the bland contemporary urban landscape. In a busy world Debbie honours simple pleasures of the moment observed.
Joanne Kemerer’s evocative series of portraits is a tribute to the style and grace of screen sirens from early silent era cinema through to the 1950s.
Whether it’s the strength of Audrey Hepburn, the sultry Jean Harlow or the feisty Mae West, Joanne hopes the warmth and vitality of her portraits
will help others celebrate the strength and beauty of a bygone era.
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|Geelong Picture Framers is located upstairs at Metropolis Gallery.|