Terrarium
sarah dolby

17 October - 4 November 2017

Sarah’s Dolby’s Terrarium talks of each painting being an environment of its own. As previously, this new body of work reflects a visualisation of Dolby’s recent experiences, this time of trips to the USA. In LA the artist was in a group show in a contemporary pop surrealist and street art gallery - these elements often appear in her work.

Dolby visited Tennessee and New Orleans noting how they differed from one other while both were rich in culture and social diversity. She was most inspired by New Orleans for its old time European feel and noticed an ongoing parade of characters and music that could have fuelled many additional works. Dolby loved the edginess of New Orleans while feeling a darkness lurking in its shadows; voodoo, ghost tours, vampires, cemeteries.

Visiting shortly after Trump’s presidential election, Dolby struggled with Americans’ narrow world views. “In Treachery I tried to illustrate this reluctance of letting go of old entitled ideas and listening to the voices of the future - these spoken by the fantails. The introduction of birds into my work is new but something I have wanted to explore. While painting Treachery I had the annual fantails visit so it just felt rude not to include them!” (Dolby, October 2017)

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Casquette Girl (2017) oil on aluminium 600 x 600mm

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Wrath (2017) oil on aluminium 350 x 500mm

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Lady of Lafayette (2017) oil on aluminium 500 x 500mm

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Masha (2017) oil on aluminium 600 x 500mm

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Something Wicked (2017) oil on aluminium 800 x 650mm

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Great Expectations (2017) oil on aluminium 400 x 400mm

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Treachery (2017) oil on aluminium 600 x 600mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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