Dane Lovett’s fifth solo exhibition with STATION, Dirty Lily, continues his fascination with the romantic tropes of flowers and pop music. Inspired by a recent Asialink residency in Jinxi, China, Lovett has painted a series featuring lotus flowers (or waterlilies). In these works, Lovett follows a long tradition of Chinese paintings of lotus flowers, which goes back to the Qing Dynasty. His work often echoes traditional still-life painting, yet a familiar arrangement of flowers and vases take on new meaning through the act of repetition.
Find the catalogue from his exhibition here: Dane Lovett | Marlee McMahon | STATION
For a virtual tour through Dane Lovett’s exhibition at STATION Gallery and to hear Dane talk about his practice click below: