Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Krispy Kreme Anyone?

I'm talking about “Optimism” now on at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. This show has been talked up to the max and now for the verdict - well ..... it's all very happy, colourful and pristine.

The opening night crowd matched the gloss. Many went “theme dress” which is hardly a surprise as Brisbane gallery-goers seem to take their openings seriously (think Neo-Goth at UAM - all black and taxidermy).

Fellow peacocks on the night were: Amelia Gundelach in her fuchsia pink “Mr K” prom dress, black opaques and Proenza Schouler platforms. Ellie Buttrose did edgy brilliantly in her divine shell pink ball gown, fascinator and sequinned sneakers. Anna Schwartz was a black sculptural vision in her Junya Wattanabe black platforms and hyper-collar dress, as was Pam Easton in a sequinned Easton Pearson kaftan (she never looks bad). Was Sarah Cottier wearing floral Marni or van Noten?

The gallery put on a great opening night party (Judith Lucy, Paul Mac and lots of lychee martinis and champagne cocktails) and the evening continued on to Lychee Lounge. Last standing at The Wickham: Angela (QAG) and Hamish (Milani Gallery).

If you like your art pretty, catch “Optimism” before it closes early 2009.

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