Previous Exhibition

Gaye Jurisich —
Public places private thoughts

Mar 30 – Apr 7, 2023

About the Artist      

Public places private thoughts is a small body of work that continues to explore abstracted narratives that have been part of Gaye's creative oeuvre and exploration for several years. Gestural marks paired with sharp and organic edges of shapes marry the composition and mix jarringly with the artist's intense use of colour. Earthy, natural and vibrant hues are smashed together in deliberately gestural marks to create an instinctually visceral body of work. 

About the Artist

Gaye Jurisich

Throughout her practice, Gaye reflects on critical elements of what she describes as the transience of life, human circumstances, and behaviours. Through these explorations, Gaye generates associations, many of which veil hidden agendas and complexities. These complexities allow Gaye to shift between abstract and figurative traditions, exploring how the use of colour can be used to investigate satire, parody, imitation, and vulnerability. Sometimes the intangible attributes of status, power, emotion, and exploitation also find a voice within the pieces. 

About the Curator

Laura Brinin

Laura Brinin is a curator of contemporary art, currently facilitating the vibrant program at Side Gallery in the heart of Red Hill, Brisbane. With an unwavering passion for nurturing connections with emerging and established creatives, Laura is dedicated to fostering artistic growth through avenues such as social media, branding, and identity development.

Laura has exhibited her own work both in Australia and overseas, as well as working as an independent freelance curator across Brisbane for over ten years. In her downtime, you can find her reading, travelling, or stalking dogs.