Polly Borland and Marion Abraham Exhibits at Sullivan & Strumpf

Thu 16th November, 2023 – Sat 16th December, 2023
Sullivan & Strump
799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland
This month, two solo exhibitions featuring the works of two female artists will pop up in the gallery, exploring themes of the body, loss and more.

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.