Polly Borland and Marion Abraham Exhibits at Sullivan & Strumpf
This month, leading Sydney art gallery Sullivan & Strumpf is presenting two solo exhibitions simultaneously in its ground and first-floor exhibition spaces.
Blob Out by internationally revered, LA-based Australian artist Polly Borland – known for her editorial portraits capturing the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Nick Cave and Susan Sontag – will include a series of larger-than-life 3D works. Marking a shift away from Borland’s photographic work, viewers will see soft sculptural forms – part of a growing body of human-scale collectable Bod figures – inspired by the artist’s previous photographic series Morph (2018) and Nudies (2021).
Accompanying this will be My Candle Burns at Both Ends – the debut Sullivan & Strumpf exhibition of up-and-coming Tasmanian artist Marion Abraham. In this body of work, Abraham presents a new series of paintings inspired by the theme of loss – posing the question, “How do you continue when gravity falls away?” Beginning her career as a potter, the artist now works by sketching the structure of her paintings with a brush before completely tossing the tool aside to finish her pieces.