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Magical reflections at Toora gallery

Art remains: a retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Mary Lucy, 1943-2010, opens at Toora this Saturday.

THE Toora Village Studio Gallery will host a retrospective exhibition by artist Mary Lucy, entitled Magical Reflections on Canvas.

Although formally trained in art in early life, Mary preferred to break out of whatever she felt limited her and to approach her canvas “like those puddles I used to jump into on the way to school”.

Sometimes she would paint from her little camera shots. Meandering aimlessly, spontaneously pausing to record the commonplace, the ordinaries underfoot like seagull guano, curiously, mindfully.

Sometimes, she would go into her deep waters and paint from there, insightfully, fearlessly.

Mary called all her inner and outer worlds “magical” and developed a naïve, whimsical style to capture them using whatever medium she felt like, daringly.

However, she scoffed at “capture”, saying they were just transient flickers of her reflected happiness.

This exciting exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday, February 2 at 2 pm in the Toora Village Studio Gallery at Stanley Street, Toora within the Windmill Cafe and Toora Bargain Centre complex.

The exhibition will run until April 3.

Also on display will be a large painting, Balance, by famous American artist William Kelly, an exclusive showing for South Gippsland.

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