OCTOBER 24, 2021
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Strangers and Other StoriesParasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street
Strangers and Other Stories @ 2 Rivington
Ocotober 19 – 24, 2021 | 11am – 7pm
Van Rensburg Gallery presents “Strangers and Other Stories”, a solo exhibition by Penelope Boyd.
Penelope Boyd (b. 1982) is a realist painter from Canberra, Australia. Adopting the traditional paintng techniques of the Old Masters and borrowing from the vast catalogue of pre-industrial western art, particularly portraiture, her work is rich with an eerie sense of danger and uncertainty.
In her latest series, isolated figures occupy lush, foreboding landscapes in an imagined, dreamlike world. Often masked, these girls are alone, comfortable with their seclusion and detached from any particular place or me, their identity and intentions unknown. Unlike the salted portraits of high-born young ladies of art history, these girls inhabit a world of their own making, full of possibility and danger. They offer an escape, a fragmented narrative that invites the viewer to journey with them.
Boyd’s non-figurative work presents an array of objects and environments that embody a similar sense of drama. From sumptuous seascapes to quiet still life and animal studies, each work is imbued with a restrained uncertainty, an unconscious memory of things lost and forgotten.
You are invited to the:
VIP VIEWING: 21st Thursday 6pm – 8pm
OPENING RECEPTION: 23rd Saturday – ALL DAY