April 29 through May 16, 2008
Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney is pleased to announce an exhibition of new ink paintings by Theresa Byrnes. This is the artist’s second exhibition with Saatchi & Saatchi in Sydney and follows her exhibition at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York in 2006.
Byrnes refers to her studio as a laboratory, likening this body of work to that of a mad-scientist creating creatures. Water, fabric and maternal-love are the commonalties of human birth; the elements Byrnes utilizes to create these paintings.
Byrnes develops unique techniques to realize specific effects, building crude apparatus and using unusual methods to manipulate color; the flow of water, the absorbency of fabric and of string.
Some of these paintings evoke memories of kangaroos struck by a car, dead on the side of the highway, or of mining rigs, probably a result of her time spent in Gove, Arnhem Land.
Byrnes’ began as a portrait painter in 1986.
Byrnes was born in Australia in 1969, she lives
Saatchi & Saatchi
Opening Tuesday 29th, 6 – 9pm THRU May 16
For further information please contact:
Kristina Karasulas at 0414 923 255
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