Ann Debono, Sieve See : Gertrude Glasshouse

Thursday 04 August 2022 - Saturday 03 September 2022

Image : Ann Debono, Stave Phase (detail) 2022, oil on board, 60cm x 70cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery.

Ann Debono: Sieve See
Exhibition dates: 5 August - 3 September 2022
Opening night: Thursday 4 August, 5pm - 7pm
Glasshouse - 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Gertrude is pleased to present Melbourne-based artist Ann Debono's solo exhibition Sieve See in the Gertrude Glasshouse space. Known for her meticulous consideration of image-based culture and its translation to a painterly context, Debono's new body of work both shifts her established methods of production and also resolves these as a series of foundational gestures that reflect the core principles of looking, parsing, reframing and depicting which sit at the heart of her practice. Like Debono's work to date, these new paintings deepen her examination of the frictions between vision and contemporary experience. The works consider what it means to see the world and desire its reproduction – and what is displaced as well as gained in this process.

Ann Debono is a painter living and working in Melbourne. She graduated from VCA Honours in Fine Art in 2015. Debono's paintings attempt to image imaging. She uses her own photographs and found images as sources for her collage-like paintings.

Debono recently completed a residency at The British School at Rome as the inaugural recipient of the Cranbourne Fellowship. The artist's solo presentations include Diachronic, Sutton Gallery, 2020; Awled, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2017; Dehiscence, KINGS ARI, Melbourne, 2016; Upaithric, CAVES Gallery, Melbourne, 2015. Recent group exhibitions include Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, 2022; XXX: Celebrating 30 years of Sutton Gallery, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2022; Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Bayside Gallery, 2022; Gertrude Studios 2021: If Not At Arm's Length, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2021; amongst others.

Debono participated in the Gertrude Studio Program from 2019 - 2021. Debono is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Gertrude Glasshouse


Date and time:
Thursday 04 August 2022 - Saturday 03 September 2022

44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood