Elizabeth Pulie

1968 - Nineteen 1990
  • acrylic on canvas
120 cm x 150 cm

Elizabeth Pulie is undertaking 'a life-long project of making decorated paintings and titling them by their categorical number in my series of production'. 'It's easy to get lost in her multiple surfaces as they morph into a possible school uniform, tablecloth, napkins or even a snarling and sour cat's face. Appropriated from recognisable Australian cultural motifs, Pulie's paintings are refreshingly vibrant, operating much more two-dimensionally in visual perception. Collectively, the works leave you somewhat bemused. The viewer's feeling of confusion seems intentional on the part of the artist and, after further thought and consideration, it suddenly becomes clear that it's all been a trick. Illusion has prevailed.' (Chelsea Hopper, curator, quoted in the Loose Change Menu catalogue ) courtesy of MOANA Project Space.

© Elizabeth Pulie




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