About

Felicity Gordon is a visual artist based in Melbourne. Felicity has worked in many mediums including sculptural and two dimensional forms, but is currently experimenting with acrylic house paint on timber. Felicity's previous work was influenced by constructs of gender and her experiences as a woman. Art Stream's Peter Doherty once called her "a guerrilla girl at heart" (Art Streams, March/April 2000. p.7). Felicity’s work is underpinned with political, environmental and social concerns.

Felicity’s current project considers global climate change and our changing relationship with nature as we contemplate sustainability. A particular interest is how some of us are growing or producing food. What does that mean and has it changed our relationship with and understanding of nature and consumption? Recent works are painted on rounds of sliced timber and refer to plants and people gardening or thinking about gardening.

69 Smith Street Gallery described Felicity's exhibition Stalking Anchovies as "an exhibition of super clean paintings. There is no dust, clutter or frivolous detail. Each painting contains two or three precisely painted figures, household objects, buildings or natural elements. In each painting Felicity Gordon presents a fantastic and minimal world that is eternally bright and clean. These configurations of people and objects, juxtaposed in imaginary spaces, present as poetic riddles. Gordon's intention is to bring private insights into the public realm. This body of work relies on realism and the formal elements of portraiture which offer instant points of entry for viewers. Although the content of Gordon's work originates in a fascination with identity and gender power relations, humor is an important element".

Felicity is currently a Masters of Visual  Art candidate at Monash/Federation University.  Felicity has completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, Post-graduate Diploma of Vocational Education at Melbourne University and a BA Honours in Fine Art Painting at R.M.I.T.

 

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