Exhibition: BIG SHOW, Billie Justice Thomson

We are excited to present BIG SHOW, an exhibition of original artwork by Billie Justice Thomson.

Exhibition Dates
17 – 27 October 2019

Exhibition Partners
Blackhearts and Sparrows
Sample Brew

Location
Modern Times Gallery
311 Smith St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065

The catalogue is available to download below and pre-sales will open on Thursday October 10 at 10am.

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In BIG SHOW, Billie memorialises common household objects, food and drink in her undoubtedly fun style.

With her latest collection of work, Billie Justice Thomson memorialises common household objects, food and drink in her undoubtedly fun and refreshing style.

In each painting, individual objects are depicted in dramatically oversized scale – think human-sized Artline markers, baguettes and bottles of Lillet. Wildly unconventional formats are employed – long narrow sizes that can be hung vertically or horizontally. Subject matter is boldly rendered on white backgrounds – richly polished and saturated by painting on the reverse side of Perspex. Combined, a potent series emerges with an unmistakably offbeat rhythm, and the power to enchant and surprise in a manner that belies the everyday subject matter.

In each painting, individual objects are depicted in dramatically oversized scale – think human-sized Artline markers, baguettes and bottles of Lillet.
For Thomson, it’s about encouraging the viewer to “take stock of the effort, thought and beauty that surrounds us, that has been cared about, and crafted into existence".

“Thomson is an observer and a humourist, she delights in the beauty of the everyday and reflects it imbued with her own unique wit,” says Modern Times director, Amy Malin.

For Thomson, it’s about encouraging the viewer to “take stock of the effort, thought and beauty that surrounds us, that has been cared about, and crafted into existence… BIG SHOW celebrates the small things.”

Join us, along with Billie and our exhibition partners Sample Brew and Blackhearts & Sparrows at the opening on Thursday October 17 for a celebratory drink!

BIG SHOW will exhibit at Modern Times from October 17-27.

Photography by Sia Duff.

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