Sydney Road Gallery
Marilou Palazon has been painting large botanicals for over 20 years, but within her new solo show, ‘STOP… and Smell the Roses’, on show from 13 August to 6 September 2020, she treats them more like dramatic landscapes — exploring textures, ranges and folds; de-constructed flowers than set out to narrate life and death. Beautiful natural forms having run their course and on the edge of decay.
There is a lack of perfection and a sense of nostalgia of what was; endless interpretations. ‘More than ever in these COVID anxious times my painting practice has held me / has given strong purpose/ held my nerve,’ says Palazon. ‘It is the only place besides my family that I know to be true.’