Eliza Gosse at MAY SPACE

'Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well'

'Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well' is a series of paintings by Eliza Gosse based on the memories of Australians who grew up in modernist homes built toward the middle of the twentieth century. The series collates amusing if somewhat mundane stories that link the architectural quirks of this typology with that which occurred within its walls.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 28 August 2019 to Sunday 15 September 2019
Launch Wednesday 28 August 2019, 5-7pm

Callantina Road I (detail) image

Published by MAY SPACE on Tuesday 06 August 2019.
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Eliza Gosse’s paintings depict Australian Suburbia. Working out of a lineage of Australian artists who have debunked the stereotypes of suburbia under a ‘super flat’ lens, Gosse comes to her painting from a background of architecture.  Studying at the University of Sydney before completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School, the mantra of ‘form follows function’ finds renewed validity in her paintings.
Turning to The International Architectural Style from the post war period, Gosse’s paintings use flat planes of colour and clean geometric forms to play off utopian architectural ideals with a nostalgic inflection. She uses her paintings to explore issues surrounding national identity, the delayed impact of design histories, and how an ‘Australianess’ has entered the Modernist style. Her colour palette, washed out, chalky and neutral, reflects on the industrial materials used in these buildings.

Gosse has exhibited widely throughout Sydney since completing her Bachelor of Fine Art in 2017, including being On-Site at MAY SPACE. In 2018, she won the William Fletcher Grant for Emerging Artists and was a finalist for the Ravenswood Female Art Award and the Waverley Art Prize.
Gosse is currently undertaking her Masters at The National Art School and was one of the few students included in Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with them in 2018.