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Prescription windows and magic beans

4 June - 15 June

2024 collection

4 – 15 June 2024

hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
admission: Free

~ Prescription Windows and Magic Beans.~
Prescription windows are the unseen hem that help us fathom our own brainstorming.
Like looking out of glass coffers at a ‘Pageant for Improbabilities’, where the prize for first place is a sash with the words ‘You may as well be clever’ written on it.

Magic beans are omnipresent if we can germinate our own perspectives and bottle the things we can not explain.

The work I create exhibits the leftover dreams found under one’s bed, visual stories that are dark and vivid.
Whilst inside this genius machine, we sceme things that in the real world wouldn’t materialise.
We may as well be clever, even if it takes our non-logic mind to do so.
Each work presents a childlike nostalgia, imagining affluence and a mischievous etiquette.

This series was born from somewhere quite tilted and illusory, where there is magic in antithesis.
Over the years, living and working in surreal places abroad, I had to try and make that world intelligible. I didn’t always succeed with that, yet I did establish inspiration of plenty.

 

Image 1: Rubber Ducky Sento – I want to take a bath that smells like wonder, Katrina Rhodes, 2022, acrylic on cotton, 180 x 175cm (framed)
Image 2: Been there darling – I think about that moment a lot, especially now when punching down, Katrina Rhodes, 2022, acrylic on cotton, 80 x 98cm (framed)
Image 3: Bully – To any witness, it may have looked like I was just mindlessly dribbling. But I was actually developing techniques on how to wake up before I was handed a Red Card, Katrina Rhodes, 2023, acrylic on cotton, 86 x 148cm (framed)
Image 4: Indigo, Indigoing, Indigone – You can’t break the rules until you know how to play the game, Katrina Rhodes, 2022, acrylic on cotton, 103 x 127cm (framed)
Image 5: Victors Racquet – As a child, I was an imaginary playmate, Katrina Rhodes, 2022, acrylic on cotton, 138 x 150cm (framed)

Arts biography

Katrina Rhodes is a prominent Australian painter and designer. Her large-scale artworks and ceiling designs are featured in homes across the globe, including European palaces.

She is known for her bold yet highly defined style and her surreal subject matter. Katrina’s art challenges logic and invites audiences to see the world in very different ways.

Katrina has been lead designer at Artnow International for nearly 16 years, working in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Ukraine. She contributes high-end interiors and fine art design and painting.

She is currently completing a work for the next Archibald Prize featuring international actress Milly Alcock from ‘House of the Dragon’.

Katrina is a re-emerging fine artist as she has not exhibited in Australia since 2013, due to over a decade of contracts and commissions. She looks forward to sharing her opulent styling, creative license and classical painting with local audiences in June.

More details coming soon…

Details

Start:
4 June
End:
15 June
Event Category:

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone
03 9662 9966
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Organiser

fortyfivedownstairs
Phone
03 9662 9966
Email
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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Artist
Katrina Rhodes
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