Florid @ fortyfivedownstairs
25 February – 22 March 2014
45 Downstairs – Melbourne, Victoria
Florid showcased recent works by eight Western Australian mid-career artists who reference histories of decoration in order to explore subjectivity, identity, colonialism and/or nationalism. Florid is a group exhibition curated by Clare McFarlane and Andrew Nicholls that brings 8 multi-disciplinary WA based artists to fortyfivedownstairs. Participating artists will be: Olga Cironis, Thea Costantino, Mel Dare, Eva Fernandez, Susan Flavell, Ryan Nazzari, Clare McFarlane & Andrew Nicholls.
Florid comprised of recent works by these mid-career artists drawing upon histories of decoration in order to explore subjectivity, identity, colonialism and/or nationalism. This exhibition included sculpture, photography, painting, ceramic and drawing.