Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to announce upcoming exhibitions of new work by artists Tom Polo and Sarah Contos.
Tom Polo: somewhere on the edge of you
Tom Polo uses painting to explore how conversation, gesture and exchange are embodied acts of portraiture. Working between abstraction and figuration, his paintings blur boundaries between the self and others, to mask and unveil the complexities of our inner worlds. Drawing upon acute observation, social encounters and personal histories, Polo’s practice records the emotional and performative relationships between people within social, theatrical and psychological space. Tom Polo has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2019.
Sarah Contos: BODYDOUBLE 24 X A SECOND
Sarah Contos’ practice revolves around themes of femininity, sexuality and materiality, offering unrestrained, personal and emotional dialogue. Theatrical narrative and drama define her assemblages. Contos is fascinated by the relationships between objects and one’s autonomous associations with them. Exploring the dual nature of “things”, her tantalising installations play on the friction that exists between seduction and repulsion. Sarah Contos has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2015.
Or come see the exhibition which runs from 25 August to 23 September.
Image left: Tom Polo, somewhere on the edge of you, 2023, acrylic, Flashe and wax pastel on canvas, 2 parts, overall dimensions: 182 x 209 cm. Photo: Jessica Maurer
Image right: Sarah Contos, Body Double #4 (Odette), 2023, oil on canvas, 172 cm x 157.5 (framed). Photo: David Suyasa