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MINNA GILLIGAN MEMORY MOTEL


MINNA GILLIGAN MEMORY MOTEL TCB Art Inc. Level 1/ 12 Waratah Place, Melbourne 22 January - 8 February 2014 Memory Motel is an exhibition of recent paintings by Minna Gilligan. With a nod to the last track, ‘Memory Motel’, on the Rolling Stones’ 1976 album Black and Blue, Gilligan explores the nature of sigh-inducing, fond, rose-tinted memories. For Gilligan, the process of painting is a diaristic one, taking her own cloudy, dream-like and not quite there reminiscences and channeling them into equally cloudy paintings. The recent paintings of Memory Motel are smoky - with fuzzy, aerosol colours underneath odd, floating shapes and crude mark making. The result is psychedelic and almost nauseating. In these works Gilligan is particularly trying to preserve a sense of longing or missing something, or someone. The exhibition space is her own ‘Memory Motel’ of magical, fleeting encounters that are rapidly fading from her mind, disappearing into their own forgotten, seldom sung melody. Minna Gilligan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has held solo exhibitions at West Space, Daine Singer, Rear View and Dudspace and group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada; Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles; PICA, Perth; Papermill ARI, Sydney; The National Gallery of Victoria, Knight Street Art Space, TCB Art Inc, George Paton Gallery and Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne. Minna also performs in Pamela, a three piece band with artists Jon Campbell and Georgina Glanville. Recently they have performed at The National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) , Daine Singer (Melbourne) and Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney). Pamela has also been involved in performances with Geoff Lowe and A Constructed World at Artspace (Sydney) and the Ian Potter Museum of Art (Melbourne).

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Love Me Tender, 2013 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 152 x 137 cm $2000


Cool Change, 2014 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 152 x 137 cm $2000


Lotta Love, 2013 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 62 x 52 cm $700


Being With You, 2013 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 62 x 52cm $700


April Sun in Cuba, 2014 acrylic, enamel and spray paint on canvas 62 x 52 cm $700


Memory Motel, 2014 digital print of drawing on fabric edition of 3 183 x 130 cm $800


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Minna Gilligan - Memory Motel catalogue