I spent the day helping hooper hang her exhibition.
she’s been in Darwin. where the sun is setting over sailboats. she’s also been in china. where the smog lays heavy over a crazy world of theme parks, volcanoes, excess plastics, flashing lights & casino money.
she’s back in Melbourne. and that makes me happy. she’s a painter, like this monkey named pierre.
highly strung, he eats a banana an hour while painting. hoops doesn’t eat SO many bananas. she smokes menthol cigarettes. don’t hold it against her. she was in china too long. it’s just like a breath of fresh air. NO REALLY. I know.
her paintings are lovely. leopards and volcanoes, roses and clouds and cars and explosions, donkeys, dogs, muscle men & BANANAS.
see for yourself. titan buff. Rachael Hooper. seventh gallery 155 gertrude st fitzroy. opening beers and stuff tonight, tuesday 16th may 6-8pm.