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Julie Paterson - Everyday


13th February, 2012
Lucy Feagins
Monday 13th February 2012

New paintings by Julie Paterson for her solo show Everyday at Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane

Sydney-based designer Julie Paterson is well known for her textile label Cloth, but it's a lesser known fact that Julie also creates beautiful paintings from time to time. These striking one-off artworks echo the graphic, organic style of Julie's popular textile range - they're created using layers of household paint and gouache in beautiful colours, on irregular-shaped pieces of masonite and plywood off cuts.

Julie's first solo exhibition of paintings opens in Brisbane this week at Edwina Corlette Gallery in New Farm.  Entitled 'Everyday', the show takes inspiration from humble household vessels such as bottles, bowls and beakers - even a stylised jar of vegemite makes an appearance!  (If you hunt through the archives of Julie's excellent blog you will see a few super cute shots of these works in progress!)

Julie explains that making time to draw and paint greatly influences her design practice - ‘I have been drawing, painting and designing things for over 20 years, and I find that the more time I spend in the studio, the more fluid my creative flow and the richer my design practice. The simple, mindful habit of drawing and painting, taking note of the small things, the everyday detail, quietly and daily is a ritual I aspire to. It makes me feel good and balanced.'

Everyday is a body of work that represents this meditative, creative process.  The works spring from a simple appreciation of the shapes and forms of things that Julie uses every day - nothing more than that!  All works are pictured here - such a beautiful (and well priced!) collection!

Everyday - Paintings by Julie Paterson
Exhibition opens tomorrow Feb 14th until March 4th

Official opening and artist's reception this Thursday Feb 16th 6pm-8pm

Edwina Corlette Gallery
555 Brunswick St
New Farm

Tel. (07) 3358 6555

Eat + Drink by Julie Paterson, acrylic on plywood, 70cm x 49cm cm

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