...and Then it Happened/Funny Little Drawings - Caroline McGrath

Caroline McGrath

 

...and Then it Happened 

This body of work explores vulnerability and powerlessness through addiction and the empowerment experienced via the transformative process of withdrawal to living life without it.

 

Funny Little Drawings 

A series of 42 drawings which are a mix of humour, thoughts we have, funny drawings, statements and the everyday.

 


Please send all sales inquiries to the artist carolionzoo@yahoo.com.au

Above:

Energy pills, 2017

First aid box, 27 dexamphetamine Bottles (empty)

26cm x 32cm x 10cm

$800

 

Caroline's art practice speaks of the emotional and psychological repercussions of childhood experiences and the resulting behaviours and feelings that may be carried into adulthood. Her work investigates how past events can be subconsciously manifest in daily living and in interactions with others.

 

Caroline works mainly in performance and video art which may include: painting with text, drawing and installation.

 

In her performance and video work she aims to create an emotional conflict within the viewer of wanting to turn away, yet feeling compelled to persist in watching. Her work documents the process of transformation by overcoming powerlessness through increasing autonomy and self-determination resulting in feelings of empowerment.

 

Mixed Media Paintings

I Would Have Been More Successful at Art Skool If I Painted Rosebushes, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

90 x 90cm

$600

They Must Give Anyone an Exhibition, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

46 x 36cm

$290

 

I Wish I Could Kill Myself and Still Be Here, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

46 x 36cm

$290

 

I'm Completely Fucked But I'm Fucken Funny, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

46 x 36cm

$290

 

Wake the Fuck Up and Live Your Life, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

76 x 101 cm

$600

 

They Said I'd Never Get Anywhere, and I Didn't, 2017

Mixed Media on Wooden Support

46 x 61cm

$330

 

She's so fucking Beautiful I Want to Stab Myself, 2017

Mixed Media on Wooden Support

46 x 61cm

$330

 

What the Fuck is Fucking Wrong With You?, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

46 x 36cm

$290

 

I Would Have Been More Successful at Art Skool If I Painted Rosebushes, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

90 x 90cm

$600

 

 

I Want to Quit, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

31 x 41cm

$280

 

Are You Impaired in Some Way?, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

46 x 36cm

$290

 

My Art is Shit, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

51 x 36cm

$300 SOLD

 

I'm Always Happy and Friendly except when I Want to Kill Someone, 2017

Mixed Media on Linen

61 x 61cm

$400



Funny Little Drawings, 2016 - 2017

Pen and Artist Crayon on Reeves Paper

21cmx14cm

$50 each




Withdrawal Charts, 2017

Graph Paper, Watercolour Paper, Artist Crayon, Pen

16 x (29.5 x 21cm)

14 x (25 x 17cm)

NFS


Addictions Surrender Board, 2017

Interactive Installation

Table, Grass, Plants, Board, Pens

Various Measurements

NFS

 

*this piece will be burned and recorded as a digital video after this exhibition has concluded


Fuck These Feelings, 2017

Artist Crayon on matt photo paper

118 x 190cm

$600


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