Carla Fletcher - Grey

Melbourne-artist Carla Fletcher will launch her first solo exhibition in two years, GREY, at Brunswick’s Tinning Street gallery on Thursday 14 November.

GREY is a playful and contemplative series of drawings with an ardent focus on iconic Australian fauna. The collection of 16 works features the Australian Eastern Grey kangaroo as well as other native animals.

“With GREY I focused on conveying the emotional intimacy of Australian fauna in a contemplative yet playful way,” says Carla Fletcher. Fletcher created the works through a process that involved hours of layering pencil and graphite, creating the form of the animal by building up from dark to light.

“For me, these works are more akin to a ‘genre scene’ portraying moments within the everyday life of an animal. The implied (or lack of) environment in these works amplifies the emotive qualities of the form whilst also engaging the viewer’s imagination,” says Fletcher.

14 – 24 November
Opening Night – Thursday 14 November, 6pm-9pm
Tinning Street, Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
Gallery opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Carla Fletcher was born in 1978 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drawing (Distinction) from RMIT University. She has been shortlisted for some of Australia’s most prestigious prizes and awards including the 2013 Sulman Prize, the 2012 Portia Geach Memorial Award, the 2011 Black Swan Prize and the 2010 Archibald Prize.

Fletcher lives in a warehouse in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Northcote with her husband, musician Brett Langsford, and their retrieverdor Django Lionheart.