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Marc Etherington: Little Dramas

17 Oct 2015 - 6 Dec 2015

Part of a series of solo exhibitions by four contemporary artists who have grown up in or live in southern Sydney.

Marc Etherington’s new works for Little Dramas centre around his everyday life as an artist and father. His witty and laugh out loud paintings and hand carved sculptures take their cue from contemporary popular culture, 80s nostalgia and the movies of his childhood like Jurassic Park, Back to the Future and Ghost Busters which he spent hours watching while growing up.   

Marc is now a rising star of the Sydney art scene. This new body of work showcasing 20 sculptures and paintings is a reference to the dramas of daily life. Etherington is also known for his absurd and humorous titles like ‘Our neighbours hated us and we weren’t sure if it was our house design or the chemicals we burned every evening in the fireplace’.  This exhibition is also the first time Etherington has exhibited large scale paintings on canvas which were given to him by fellow artist Del Kathryn Barton after he painted her for this year’s Archibald Prize.

Image: Ghostbusters, 2015, acrylic on cedar.

More Information: 02 8536 5700
hazelhurst@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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