25 April 2012
"There's a lot I like about Sonya's work : When you look at it, it gives you a smile on the inside which is amazing"
FIRASS DIRANI : LEBANESE AUSTRALIAN ACTOR
A big thank you to special guest Firass Dirani star of Australian TV series 'House Husbands' and 'Underbelly' for sparkling at Sonya Rothwell's solo exhibition of her exciting new paintings CRAZY DIAMONDS : POP UP GALLERY SYDNEY : A series of large scale portraits inspired by the phosphorescent people in her life who SpArKLe ! Only imperfect diamonds are colourful – the paintings celebrate our imperfections, our darkness and light, our multifarious, complex, colourful and brilliant individuality : Subjects include Daimon Downey 'MC DD' of Sneaky Sound System : :
A special thank you also to James Erskine of Liverpool Street Gallery and Erskine Hall & Coe for his invaluable advice and support, and Australian art dealer Kate Smith : And not forgetting our friends at Vodka O and Pommery Champagne for generously lubricating proceedings – you rock ! : :