18.3.11 Dreams and Reflections

Liz Friend - Dreams and Reflections

18th MARCH 2011: The opening of Liz Friend's solo exhibition

Dreams and Reflections

on Friday at 6pm,

a joint celebration with

Claire Chatfield's exhibition Trash and Treasure.

After the success of her first solo exhibition

at 'The Dog’s Bar' in Melbourne last year,

Dynamic Drawing student Liz Friend presents

Dreams and Reflections

at Lismore's Serpentine Community Gallery.

This exhibition showcases a series of oil and ink drawings.

The works are characterized by spacious composition,

sparse use of colour and loose flowing line

that combine to create dream-like landscapes which

reflect both the internal and external worlds the artist inhabits.

Formerly focused on ceramics and sculpture,

Liz Friend found the confidence to draw in

renowned Dynamic Drawing teacher Ron Curran’s classes,

where she discovered a language she feels

is both authentic and unique to her expression.

Ron has described her work as,

“…dream-like, penetrating and translucent.”

'Reverie' - detail

Originally from England,

Liz came to Sydney in 1978

with a London based design group.

She has worked for the

 Australian Film Commission,

tour managed The Hoodoo Gurus,

worked with disadvantaged children in Sydney,

and runs her own business called

Making Space: uncluttering people

in their homes and businesses.

'Contemplation'

'Reminiscence'

Dreams and Reflections

is on view at the Serpentine

until 29th March 2011.

Opening night: People gather to hear

Dynamic Drawing teacher Ron Curran speak.

A variety of talented musicians perform.

'Mahdu'

Ink and acrylic

 'Twilight'

Ink and acrylic

'Boon'

Ink and acrylic