Saturday, 17 January 2009

Maria Kontis

What is it with the ladies tonight? I'm planning to see the latest show of Australian artist Maria Kontis' beautiful drawings tomorrow at Gitte Weise Gallery, formerly of Sydney. (Gitte and Chris represent a couple of friends of mine, Cherine Fahd and Sarah Ryan, and are warm and wonderful people).

Ever since I first set eyes on Maria's work I loved it. She lovingly (it seems to me) and exquisitely reproduces photographs in pastel on paper, as they sit on a table or a surface, and the poignancy of the chosen pictures speaks to the adolescent in all of us, in this current show.

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