Lucy O'Doherty & Harry Culy


Blue Room


13 — 27 October 2018



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Harry Culy, Interior with towel, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, 2016. Archival pigment print (framed). 762 x 609mm. Edition of 5 plus AP



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Lucy O’Doherty, Last drinks, 2018. Pastel on paper (framed). 505mm x 620mm



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Lucy O’Doherty, Whatever happened to the old TV shows, 2018. Oil on linen. 450 x 600mm



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Harry Culy, Onga Onga Tearooms, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 2017. Archival pigment print (framed). 559 x 698mm. Edition of 5 plus AP



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Lucy O’Doherty, A farewell on the slow ferry, 2018. Pastel on paper (framed). 505mm x 620mm



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Harry Culy, Hydrangea, Ohope, New Zealand, 2016. Archival pigment print (framed). 813 x 1016mm. Edition of 5 plus AP



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Lucy O’Doherty, Blue room, 2018. Oil on linen. 450 x 600mm



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Harry Culy, Goldfinch Street, Taihape, 2018. Archival pigment print (framed). 813 x 1016mm. Edition of 5 plus AP



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Lucy O’Doherty, Calanques shack in light, 2018. Pastel on paper (framed). 505mm x 620mm



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Lucy O’Doherty, Booth reflection, 2018. Oil on linen. 610 x 910mm



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Lucy O’Doherty, Future dwelling, 2018. Oil on linen. 610 x 910mm



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Harry Culy, Tree stump, Brooklyn, Wellington, 2018. Archival pigment print (framed). 279 x 349mm. Edition of 5 plus AP




Blue Room

Blue Room brings together work by Sydney-based painter Lucy O’Doherty and Wellington-based photographer Harry Culy. Linked by a shared interest in quotidian and domestic spaces, as well as an intersecting visual sensibility, these works are presented as a collection of psychological stages, questioning what may have happened, or is about to happen; hinting at ambiguous narratives, similar to fragments from short stories or poems.


Lucy O’Doherty

Lucy O’Doherty is a Sydney-based artist who works with oil paint and chalk pastels to create dreamlike interpretations of isolated dwellings and recently vacated interiors. Since graduating from the National Art School in Sydney, O’Doherty has exhibited regularly at China Heights Gallery, Sydney and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane. She was the recipient of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship in 2016, resulting in a three month residency at the Cite Des Arts International in Paris in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include Silent Skies, China Heights and Shelter, Edwina Corlette.


Harry Culy

Harry Culy is a Wellington-based photographer who predominantly works with a large format view camera to observe life in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia, and is particularly inspired by the Antipodean Gothic Art movement. After graduating from Massey University, Culy has frequently exhibited across New Zealand and Australia, and was the recipient of the 2018 Peter Turner Scholarship in Photography. Recent solo exhibitions include Event Horizon with Parlour Projects 2018, Rose Hill as part of Projects 2018 at the Auckland Art Fair and Evidence at China Heights, Sydney in 2017. He also has a small press photobook company called Bad News Books.