Curated by Amy-Jo Jory
7th March – 29th March
Image credit: Patrick Francis, acrylic paint on archival paper.
Compelled by famous and infamous historical and celebrity icons, Patrick Francis paints a variety of subjects including portraiture and still life. Transforming Little Woods Gallery into a strange pop-culture vortex, the walls are covered with images of Nicki Minaj, Kylie Minogue, Blondie, Robbie Williams and Madonna – all wide eyed and often with gaping mouths. A range of big cats are also presented here using vivid blocks of blended matte and metallic colours.
Parick Francis’s work can currently be seen as part of Melbourne Now at the NGV, and he has been invited to show as part of Australia’s premiere art event – the 2014 Sydney Biennale. In 2012 Patrick Francis also won the prestigious Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award.
Patrick Francis is a Melbourne-based artist who has been working as a participant at Artful Dodgers Studios in the both the music and art studios, and is an artist at Arts Project Australia and at Footscray Community Arts.