From: Jul 14, 2018
Charmaine Pwerle, daughter of Barbara Weir and granddaughter of Minnie Pwerle, hails from one of Aboriginal art's great painting dynasties. It is tempting to look at Charmaine's artworks in light of her famous relatives, however her art demands attention in its own right. It makes its own statements. Charmaine's subject matter draws on stories passed down for generations, but approaches it in a wholly different fashion than her grandmother to whom she is so often compared. This latest body of work is truly traditional but also stands up against the best of contemporary art. Charmaine is defining a new tradition for Aboriginal art. Join us at Kate Owen Gallery for this memorable show.