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An exhibition of new paintings
Art Gallery on Darling
307 Darling St Balmain
15 - 21 May 2023

Flowers have their own "personalities". That is, they each have a symbolic meaning of some sort. Sometimes it is the different colours that provide their meanings. This exhibition explores a variety of white flowers and the personality types that can be associated with each. 

The works will be shown alongside Rod Grant"s new "Totem" collagraphs and we introduce Catherine Viles with her debut exhibition of a series of miniature sculptures called "Still, Life".

Image: "Like it, you show a modest face", Oil on canvas, 18 × 24" (c. 45 × 61cm)

To enquire about availability of work, contact me directly or through Art Gallery on Darling.

reach up higher now and yes
your knees weakened and all you could say was Yes
then we shall embrace and say goodby
we should be kind While there is still t
You will never be lovelier than you are
The Lingam and the Yoni Are walking hand
I console myself with the life-givin
The blood-sponge god dilates
Strange goddess, why so eager to work th
How petty and miserable are the raptures of ordinary lovers
I love no one but you, I shall never love anyone but you
Fragrance was her forte and she wore it well
Time is Too slow for those who wait
Song of Songs 8.2a: "I would lead th
We will never be here again
'Tis not thy love I fear to lose
“I said to Love, ‘It is not now as in old days…’”
But for those who love, time is Eternity
Everything is more beautiful because we
Let him submit to me
Gathasaptasati 2.33: "She shut her e
When I first loved you I had not foretol
Any moment might be our last
Song of Songs 8-3
sweet desire has its hold on me
Gathasaptasati 3.8: "Even by noon of the very first day, she'd etched the walls with lines, counting
Out of lemon flowers loosed on the moonlight,
too soon comes Death to show we love more deeply than we know
Time throbbing in my temples repeats
On my belly as you enter me I think
the diminutive fire of a planet
Gathasaptasati 1.73
A dawn whereto I grope In trembling fait
I wish I could remember that first day
Gathasaptasati 2.32
love's lashed and insatiable essences

Australian artist Michelle Henry explores themes of love, lust and longing as intrinsic to the human condition, often painting the flower as a metaphor. Her images are paired with carefully chosen texts selected from a range of literary sources which enhance her themes and invite contemplation. To see more, go to the Artworks tab and select a series. Click on the images to enlarge and to read the titles.

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