Fiona McMonagle 'Classy' exhibition catalogue
Exhibition catalogue produced on the occasion of Fiona McMonagle's exhibition 'Fiona McMonagle: Classy' at Bayside Gallery.
“Melbourne-based artist Fiona McMonagle is well-known for her watercolours that probe the darker side of pedestrian life in the suburbs.
Featuring watercolour, oil painting and video works that span the last decade plus a suite of new paintings, this major exhibition focuses on notions of class within Australian society, and recollections of suburban youth subculture.
Close to life-size and at times confronting, a large number female subjects – featuring pop culture icons, friends and archetypal others – illustrate McMonagle’s exploratory use of the watercolour medium. These delicate yet brutal works convey the ambiguities of representing ourselves and others.
A special feature is the ambitious animation ‘The park at the end of my road’, which is displayed for the first time since its commission by the 2016 Adelaide Biennial.”
Exhibition dates: 14 March - 10 May 2020
Features a catalogue essay by Joanna Bosse
33 pages; Design by 5678 Design; Printed by Bambra Press