Paul Ryan: Happy Days On The Leisure Coast - Art Collector

Paul Ryan, Happy Days On The Leisure Coast, 2013. Oil on linen, 134 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist and Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

Paul Ryan’s exhibition marks the first solo show in the recently relaunched Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture gallery.
Ryan's work explores the early settlers condemnation of the harsh and unforgiving Australian landscape and their attempts to willfully mold it to an Anglo-European way of life.

Ryan playfully mocks the settlers as they cling to the regal vice of opulent military uniforms, entirely at odds with their new surrounds.
Happy Days On The Leisure Coast continues to explore these themes and delve further into the extravagantly ostentatious cult of Dandyism.

Exhibition opens: 2pm Saturday 1 March 2014
Exhibition closes: 29 March 2014
Location: Olsen Irwin, 40 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
Contact: 02 9327 3922

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