Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present Phony Games, the new online exhibition by Melbourne-based artist, Claudia Greathead. In this new series of paintings, the artist continues her engagement with dreamlike imagery and ambiguous forms. Greathead makes work to process trauma and thought. Each painting is a product of trying to find something more, more detail, something that wasn’t seen before. As described by the artist, she uses painting to “slow down, to calm down, to find a bigger picture, or more meaning.”
A graduate of Queensland College of Art in 2014, Greathead has been a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize (2015, 2014) and reached the semi-final of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2016). In 2018 she presented her work in two significant solo exhibitions, ‘Wanblut’ at Metro Arts and ‘Round and Round’ at Jan Murphy Gallery and in 2019 the artist was shortlisted as a finalist for the coveted Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.
18 February – 25 February
Image credit: Claudia Greathead On the ice playing phony games and getting punched 2020 oil on canvas 76.0 x 102.0 cm