Abbey McCulloch: Zero

Abbey McCulloch’s portraits articulately render the complexities of human emotion. ‘Zero’ is a series of new paintings of opaque pigments and translucent washes, reflecting on the idea that stillness is an illusive and yet essential state of being. Through her portraiture, McCulloch explores the inherent battle in what she calls ‘silencing our self-chatter’.

“These new works are about escaping to ourselves for comfort and refusing to look elsewhere”, says McCulloch. “Each of these paintings explore this idea that we can be our own salve, our own sanctuary.”

Abbey McCulloch, Teller, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, QUEENSLAND

Edwina Corlette Gallery
4 to 25 May, 2017