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Sally Anderson – ‘The Washdown and Salvation Jane’

By Katrina Arent
February 16, 2017

For those that frequent the wonderful world that Sarah O’Neill has created with ‘Smallspaces’ in Sydney’s inner city then you will be no stranger to this artist and her beautiful paintings. In fact if you are really lucky you may have met the lovely Sally Anderson, who also works there from time to time.

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

Originally from Alstonville, on the far north coast of NSW, Anderson recently graduate from the UNSW College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking. Since leaving uni, and having less easy access to a printmakers tools, she has shifted her practice towards the fluid and more direct medium of paint. This has paid dividends and her paintings have been included in impressive exhibitions and prizes both locally and interstate.

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

Beautifully raw, you cannot avoid the emotion that she imbues with her application of paint and the resulting work oscillate between “abstraction and figuration, fact and fiction, language and thought.”

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

The curiously titled “The Washdown and Salvation Jane” is one her largest exhibitions to date. Anderson reveals what feels like a highly private collection of paintings in her now recognisable loose, painterly style. Her titles point to moments experienced, (and later reflected upon) with real and imagined friends. The paintings contain works with works, a still life within a landscape, a landscape within another landscape she assembles snippets of life we are invited to share. The result of these juxtapositions is the powerfully unnerving feeling of both familiarity and isolation; somewhat like a postcard on the fridge of a place described but not personally known.

We actively encourage those in Brisbane to visit the show before it closes next week and keep an eye out for her exhibition in Sydney at Olsen Gallery in September; this is one young artist you should definitely keep on your radar.

Sally Anderson
“The Washdown and Salvation Jane”
Edwina Corlette Gallery
Exhibiting until 23rd of February
2/555 Brunswick Street
New Farm QLD 4005 Australia
T +61 7 3358 6555
E gallery@edwinacorlette.com
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm or by appointment

In/Out: Sally Anderson - 'The Washdown and Salvation Jane'

Credits: Olsen Gallery, Sally Anderson

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