Cat Doyle Bibliophilia
5 - 27 Aug 2023
Spud Lane Galleries Presents:
CAT DOYLE — Bibliophilia
Standing on the shoulders of Kerouac and Ginsberg: Portraits of literary giants.
We are delighted to present "Bibliophilia," a new exhibition that delves into the erudite world of literature, through the eyes of resident artist, Cat Doyle.
The exhibition showcases a collection of small scale portraits of the literary giants of the twentieth century, and invites us to explore their profound impact on the written word.
From the Beat Generation's Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac to the dystopian visionaries George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, each writer has had a profound impact on our collective consciousness.
The artist's technique captures not just the physical likeness of these literary icons, but also their essence: their struggles, and their triumphs. Skillfully switching technique to suggest differing personalities, Doyle employs wild energetic brush strokes to suggest the adventurous spirit of Jack Kerouac, whereas Sylvia Plath is painted with delicate sensitivity.
You are invited to delve into the world of war poets with the inclusion of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and explore the haunting worlds of Sylvia Plath and Franz Kafka. You will also encounter the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Oscar Wilde, and Primo Levi, whose incredible works have left an indelible mark on literature.
With meticulous attention to detail and great reverence for the written word, Doyle's tiny yet powerful portraits pay homage to the writers whose words have shaped our cultural landscape.
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 Aug 2023
Spud Lane Annexe: Shop 6/91 Hoddle St, Robertson NSW 2577
(Exhibition continues in our laneway gallery at the rear of Highlands Hive)
Friday to Sunday, 10am–4pm
Saturday 5 August, 3-5pm.
With an opening address by Atul Joshi - neophyte writer and lifelong reader.
We look forward to welcoming you to this captivating exhibition that celebrates the fusion of art and literature.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
British-Australian artist Cat Doyle explores themes of loneliness and belonging with a particular interest in counterculture and literary circles. A Gateshead lass from North-east England, she now lives and works in the Southern Highlands NSW.