Monika Feuerstein - 'An Other Era'
Wednesday 13 - Saturday 30 July 2022
"Loving the Art Deco style and everything about it, I wanted to capture the atmosphere & vibe of the era of the 1920s and 30s. The opportunity presented itself when I was invited to a Prohibition Party. The venue was perfect, a basement cocktail bar in the city, where one could think we had stepped into an other era.
With my love of music, I can never keep away from painting musicians. The six large paintings featured in this exhibition are all set in that Prohibition Party bar and on that one night, depicting gangsters and flappers and, of course, the band.
The five small paintings in this exhibition are musicians in action in places such as Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco and New Orleans where the ambience could so easily have been around that time. I always take my own reference photos to feel and experience the music and energy and finely translating this on to canvas."