Random Stars from Bog to Kahlo by Suzy O’ Mullane comprises a series of paintings, drawings and a video piece reflecting a personal perspective on relationships, memory, identity, sexuality, politics and migration. Throughout the works also, there’s an implied restlessness and an eroding sense of home; a desire to keep moving, the ensuing search for home. Formally the works are presented as portraits, surrealistic scenarios and self-portraits.
The latter wor...ks, self-portraits from her Wounded Deer series, based on a painting by Frida Kahlo, were recently showcased in a curated exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
Some of the works for the exhibition were executed during a recent residency in early 2018. Also included is a large canvas, which was exhibited at the international Art Fair Context New York 2015. The video shown at the exhibition is part of a collaboration from the Migratory Pathways and Insistent Ghosts trilogy with New York based artist, Julius Kozlowski.