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Eliza Gosse at MAY SPACE

Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well

Eggs With Soldiered Toast Buttered Well is a series of paintings by Eliza Gosse based on the memories of Australians who grew up in modernist homes built in the middle of the 20 century. The series collates amusing if somewhat mundane stories that link the architectural quirks of this typology with that which occurred within its walls.

By rendering modernist architecture in gouache alongside anecdotal experiences, Gosse posits the importance of design of this era within the broader narrative of Australian domesticity. There is a risk that unless we tell and retell our collective stories of home, that they will be lost, as much of the architecture of the time has itself been erased.

Eliza Gosse’s paintings depict Australian suburbia. Working out of a lineage of Australian artists who have debunked the stereotypes of suburbia under a ‘super flat’ lens, Gosse comes to her painting from a background of architecture.  Studying at the University of Sydney before completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School, the mantra of ‘form follows function’ finds renewed validity in her paintings.

Opening night drinks on Wednesday 28 August, from 5pm-7pm.



Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Sundays, 12pm to 4pm

Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 15 September 2019



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