Kyra Henley: Recreation II

Contemporary painting constructed through collage in a city loft-turned-art space.
Emma Jukić
Published on October 25, 2018


This Friday night, we're looking forward to checking out the work of Sydney artist Kyra Henley. Henley's work recontextualises images from magazines and books of the 1950s, 60s and 70s to create unfamiliar landscapes of familiar images. A skilful painter, her collage-based process to constructing work combines a highly saturated palette and focused attention to detail.

This show is the latest exhibition programmed by Lilac City Studio, a Sydney-based artist-run initiative that provides a platform for emerging artists to exhibit and sell experimental works. You can get a sense of their aesthetic by checking out past exhibitions like Currency and Monstrous/Ordinary.

Originally based in Oxford Street, Lilac City Studio are now curating shows in different spaces around Sydney and interstate. The work stays up for a little while after the opening — and it's worth heading back in to check out the work, minus the crowds. If you can't make it down this weekend, keep your eye on the studio's calendar or Instagram for future exhibitions.

Recreation II opens on Friday 26 October at 6pm. You can also visit the gallery the over the weekend, from 11–5pm on Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment via email [email protected].

Image: Kyra Henley: Man Talk Herculon Carpet.


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