Linda Marrinon

I’m Lonely , 1982
acrylic on canvas
152 x 122 cm

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Provenance
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Private collection, Perth


Exhibited
Comic Stripping, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, Parkville Melbourne, 1983
Australian Perspecta 1983: A biennial survey of contemporary Australian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 May – 26 June 1983 
Linda Marrinon, Institute of Modern
Art, Brisbane, 1987
Linda Marrinon, Selected
Works 1982 - 2000
, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2001


Literature
Murphy, B. & Parfenovics J. Australian Perspecta 1983: A biennial survey of contemporary Australian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1983, exh.cat. p.69 (illus.)
Chris McAuliffe, Linda Marrinon Let Her Try, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2007, illus. p.9



‘Marrinon’s affinity with popular art forms, such as comic strips, films, fashion illustrations and advertisements has encouraged commentators to call her a latter-day Pop artist. Robyn McKenzie aptly dubbed Marrinon’s melding of high and low culture ‘border crossing’ and saw her using one of Pop’s classic effects, ‘the introduction of mass cultural material into the realm of art (which) brought into focus and into question the distinctions made between two realms of culture. Humour, wit and playfulness have been taken for ‘subtly parodic cultural amalgams’, suggesting that Marrinon combined high and low, the amateur and the professional, to take the mickey out of art’s established conventions.

For others, Marrinon’s gallery of vulnerable women, posturing men and ridiculously tricked-up fashion victims reveals ‘a private, quietly political feminist subjectivity. Occasionally slated directly…. but more often evident in whimsical gender stereotypes, Marrinon’s wry observations have been seen as an example of the revolutionary power of women’s laughter.” (Chris McAuliffe, Linda Marrinon Let Her Try, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2007, pp.8-10)

Linda Marrinon, I’m Lonely

Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney


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