pépite presents 'Velvet Afternoon', an exhibition of paintings by Melbourne artist Morgana Celeste.
Following her first two sellout shows in 2020, 'Velvet Afternoon' is the artist's third exhibition. With this new body of work, Morgana takes the viewer on a sensory journey as she explores the theme of ‘luxury’ and what it means to her.
Rather than specific items, Morgana focuses on savouring serendipitous experiences that stimulate all senses. Through her vibrant and tactile paintings, the artist recollects vivid moments of delight through scent, taste, textures and visual encounters. It’s the rarity, unpredictability and fleeting nature of these moments that define them as luxury.
‘Luxury to me means moments of elastic time where days open up unexpectedly into something more satisfying than originally planned. Spending all day by the ocean instead of an hour and eating summer fruit with salty beach fingers. Going for a walk and catching a scent of mock orange on the breeze before you see the plant in that cool fresh air. Old-school bakeries with biscuits piled high in the windows that you can eat with your eyes as you walk down the street. It's having a holiday at your grandparent's home and getting to make your own waffles. It's a really good dream. It’s the first perfect mandarin of the season. Luxury for me is noticing and appreciating those unexpected moments of intense and fleeting beauty. These are the true luxuries.’ - Morgana Celeste
Online pre-sales for ‘Velvet Afternoon’ open on Thursday 11th March at 6pm.
Thursday 11th March at 6pm online
Thursday 18th March - Thursday 1st April
Thursday 18th March, 6-8pm
Le Space, 1 Mater st, Collingwood 3066
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