Strangers Again: Nedlands artist opening solo exhibition


Lora Folan with work for her art exhibition, which opens tonight. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Lora Folan with work for her art exhibition, which opens tonight. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

NEDLANDS artist Lora Folan opens her solo exhibition tonight at The Bird in Northbridge.

The exhibition, Strangers Again, uses real people as part of the canvas creating the illusion of a two dimensional painting from a three dimensional installation.

She said the humans used are from varying and often relationships with her.

“I love participatory art that people can become immersed in by literally being covered in paint and being photographed,” she said.

“This style of art is relatively new and unexplored and it is a really fun process painting on someone and receiving their feedback during the whole process.

“My art involves tricking the viewer into thinking that they are looking at a 2D painting, when in actual fact they are looking at a photo of a 3D installation of a painted person and backdrop.”

The exhibition will display 23 images and 19 handmade frames.

Folan said part of the inspiration behind the theme of the exhibition, Strangers Again, is human relationships and how the relationships transform.

“My relationship with some of the models in the images has changed over the development of the works over the past 12 months, hence we have become ‘strangers again’.”

The exhibition opens August 22 at 6.30pm and runs until September 11 at The Bird.