Waratah Lahy - 'Not far from the truth'

My current work explores ideas of truth and distortion of memory. My images are derived from photographic documentation of events that are both personal yet ubiquitous.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Tuesday 27 October 2015 to Saturday 21 November 2015

Waratah Lahy, 'Hobart Window' 2015 image

Published by MAY SPACE on Monday 26 October 2015.
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I focus on imagery which suggests a narrative, such as the open door, the empty room and the mirror, as well as looking for pattern, colour and repetition. The resulting painted images are not replicas of the photos; each is distorted and exaggerated in order to enhance a specific mood, feeling or interpretation of the scene. The differing scale of the paintings also addresses interpretation of memory – is a small painting more personal and private, is a large painting something to be shared? With this body of work I am asking: what is the truth? Is my memory the truth, or is the act of recreating a truth in itself?

Location

BRENDA MAY GALLERY
2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017
t: 02 9318 1122 e: info@brendamaygallery.com.au
Open: Tue to Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6 (Closed Sun/Mon, Public Holidays)