What prompts us to see music in the everyday noise that surrounds us? In this second solo exhibition with Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney artist Connie Anthes looks for meaning in the mundane. This new collection of uncanny paintings and objects explores the phenomenon of pareidolia, or the unprompted seeing of faces and bodies in inanimate objects.
Connie Anthes graduated from the National Art School, Sydney with a Masters of Fine Art (Painting) in 2010. She has had solo shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, and Leipzig and has work in the collections of Artbank and Bathurst Regional Gallery. She has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Hazelhurst, Hobart, Calleen, Fisher's Ghost, and the Georgio Armani Commission, and undertaken residencies at Artspace, Hill End and Arthur Boyd's Bundanon. Anthes continues to be active in the emerging arts community as a past director of Firstdraft – Australia's longest running artist-run initiative – and she currently sits on the board of Runway experimental art journal.