New South Wales-based artist Sally Lee Anderson opens her first exhibition of 2019 this week at the Olsen Gallery in Sydney.
Borrowing its name from a 1921 painting by the prolific American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Sally’s Blue and Green Music both heroes colour and evokes landscape.
Working primary in a palette of, you guessed it, blue and green, the works in this show offer windows into abstracted landscapes. Some of the painterly, layered gestures look exactly like the landscapes they are depicted, while some bordered by coloured pixel borders, and others still garnished with a modest bouquet of flowers.
‘These paintings use landscape and still life as a metaphor, rather than subject, and attempt to demonstrate the capacity of place and object to hold experience and trigger memory,’ Sally explains.
Aside from her own practice, recently Sally sat with her partner Guy and their son Augie for artist Jonathan Dalton’s incredible 2019 Archibald Prize shortlisted entry.