Exhibition: Seth Searle & Lucy Roleff, It Will Always Be Like This

Seth Searle & Lucy Roleff, It Will Always Be Like This
Exhibition Dates20th June - 14th July
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Artists Lucy Roleff and Seth Searle consider notions of time and narrative in their joint exhibition, It Will Always Be Like This. An abundance of mussels on a table, ripe peaches in a glass dish, everyday domestic arrangements, a hand mid reach - such depictions of the ordinary and the opulent are regarded in equal measure. Through still life, interior scenes and portraiture, these paintings explore the passing of time and the desire, or compulsion, to hold tightly to it.

Seth Searle says “My practice revolves around representations of femininity that interact with care, hospitality and consumable goods. I am interested in the ways in which food and service can act as nourishment, and how these are gendered in western culture. Painting in oils on canvas I work with portraits, still life and interior scenes, which aim to capture the performance of femininity and question the societal value placed upon it.”

Lucy Roleff is a painter living and working in Melbourne. Lucy's paintings explore notions of beauty and purpose, depicting everyday items and elements of the natural world, whilst gently questioning our desire to claim and revere such objects. Through the traditional medium of oil paint, her pieces reference still life compositions of bygone eras, with touches of the contemporary. They invite conversation around the hierarchy of inanimate objects, as well as reflection upon domestic quietude, solitude and use of space.

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Amor, A Memory by Lucy Roleffoil on belgian linen 32x42cm framed$950
Arranging Her Long Hair by Lucy Roleffoil on belgian linen 32x42cm framed$950
Dreaming of the Riverhouse by Lucy Roleffoil on belgian linen 32x42cm framedSold
From the Sea by Lucy Roleffoil on belgian linen 32x42cm framedSold
Peach Quartz by Lucy Roleffoil on belgian linen 32x42cm framedSold
Great Assets by Lucy Roleffoil on belgian linen 32x42cm framedSold
Kate and Millie by Seth Searleoil on canvas 42x52cm framed Sold
Mussels by Seth Searleoil on canvas 31.8x52cm framed Sold
Navels by Seth Searleoil on canvas 30.9x42cm framed Sold
Riches I by Seth Searleoil on canvas 41.9x51.9cm framed Sold
Riches II by Seth Searleoil on canvas 42x52cm framed Sold
Riches III by Seth Searleoil on canvas 42x51.9cm framed Sold