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Skinny Dippers by Jillian Evelyn / Twin Study by Tom Gerrard

Outré Gallery is proud to present Skinny Dippers by Jillian Evelyn, and Twin Study by Tom Gerrard. Both shows will open on Thursday, 23 January 2020 in our Fitzroy gallery.

*Please forward all media enquiries to Louise McIntosh (louise[at]outregallery.com).

Jillian Evelyn is an artist originally from Michigan and now living in Los Angeles. Evelyn's paintings investigate the depths of awkwardness, discomfort, and contortion both from external expectations and within ones' own thoughts. Evelyn paints her figures and abstractions bathed in vibrant color. Evelyn is able to reflect her personal conflicts while allowing for the viewer's personal interpretations.  

Her show Skinny Dipping explores a new color palette and method of cropping into the figures in her paintings. Jillian grew up on a lake, where skinny dipping always felt so freeing and secretive at the same time. She longs for that feeling of freedom and being unseen.

Tom Gerrard is a Melbourne-based artist known for painting simplified characters, architecture and nature using a minimal colour palette. The characters and elements that make up his paintings have been inspired by people he’s seen and places he’s been. 

Tom's show Twin Study was inspired by a common thread in his life: Tom is a twin, his mother is a twin, and he has twin cousins. This will also feature a larger, more diverse body of work from the local artist.

Artists
Jillian Evelyn (US)
Tom Gerrard (Australia)

Venue
Outré Gallery Fitzroy, 319 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Opening Night
6pm on Thursday, 23 January 2020

Exhibition
23 January – 10 February 2020 

Drinks will be provided by our friends at Bodriggy Brewing Co.

Here are a few artwork previews!