Polly's large scale paintings present a dialogue between pop and abstraction.
Straddling these boundaries her work explores colour, pattern and layering
through the medium of painting. Borrowing freely from media imagery in our
consumer culture it explores notions of consumption and desire by highlighting
the volume and cacophony of imagery to which we are incessantly exposed.
Through cropping, juxtaposition and layering images are transformed, and the
distinction between what is real and what is representational dissolves away.
Polly has successfully completed both a Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting) and a
Masters of Fine Arts, graduating with distinction in both degrees. Solo exhibitions
include Seventh Gallery Fitzroy, Trocadero Footscray, Off the Kerb Collingwood,
First Site Gallery RMIT and the University Club of UWA. Her work has also been
included in a number of group shows.