With the rise of Mid-Century Modernist architecture in the wider cultural gaze of Australia and our recent past, it comes as no surprise to see a dovetailing ascent of such buildings as the subject in Australian fine art. The results show up in the galleries and socials, with varying degrees of acumen and creative skill.
The beautiful paintings of Eliza Gosse, to our minds, are a lovely example with her architectural background informing the arrangement and lines, and the washed out tonal quality of her painting a distinct reading of memory and reminiscence.
Presently the artist is working toward a new exhibition (slated for this August at May Space Gallery) which will depict Australian MCM homes of suburbia coupled with quotes of childhood recollections, in a set of wry and engaging works.
Below, a few examples have been imparted to us for a sneek peak.
The artist is currently seeking more homes and stories within her intent:
“… to humanise these buildings and raise awareness for the place they have in Australia’s history.”
And so to those of you lucky enough to have spent formative years in a swingin’, savvy or simple Modernist home across the country, here is your invitation to contact the artist and possibly have a little slice of your own MCM history documented within a work of art and collection of of stories.
*Eliza Gosse is here, contact her with your great tales of MCM childhood homes.