Tuesday, February 17, 2009

depouiller - to strip off

My friend, Sydney political cartoonist and children's book illustrator, Eric Lobbecke, sent me an invitation to the opening of his new exhibition at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale. I simply had to brave the steady rain - and my new head cold - to get there, and what a fun night! Thanks Eric!

Lobbecke 1
I counted fifty people not long after I arrived and this number
quickly seemed to double!
Eric is towards the back of this pic, the smaller figure in the white shirt.

Lobbecke 2
The topic of the exhibition is politicians,
stripped of their accoutrements, until they are all the same underneath. I think.

View from gallery windowwhiteLobbecke
The former church windows revealed sculptures and a herb garden perched on the roof,
although this wasn't part of the exhibition.
The mural on the next building, seen through the right window, makes it look like stained glass in this pic!

Lobbecke 3
Eric is again to the right of the middle of this pic, in the white shirt.

With all the fat naked men on display I was quite flattered that Eric hadn't asked me to model. And the rest of the world breathes a collective sigh of relief.

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