“You know that feeling of being infatuated, feeling sick in the stomach with desire, and having a deep crush for someone or something. You think about it or them over and over and it becomes all-consuming.”
Crushing is a new body of paintings by Amanda Davies that all started with a glance, a flirt with Dorothy Stoner’s painting The Artist’s Studio, held in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Crushing explores the intense relationships we can form with paintings through the converging themes of portraiture and identity. Infatuation can be suffocating.
Crushing includes a sound composition by Stewart Long and writing by Dr Eliza Burke.
Official Opening event 5.30pm Tuesday 5th of June
Supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Claudio Alcorso Residency